Over the last few years I/we have been trialing a few tenders out over winter today I had a check round to see what is what. Orthrosanthus multiflorus
has been out 5 years now and flowers profusely remaining evergreen.
We first spotted this growing on the banks at Tresco and bought one bulked it up and planted the spare out and now they are both growing just fine outside highly recommended by us. Semele androgyne
is on its first winter but it is now growing and for the most parts the older leaves are still quite green this I expected to die fairly quickly being a Canaries endemic plant it has an interesting flowering habit.....go on click on the link you know you want to!
Our Ochavia carnea
are looking fine the covered one is just starting to flower the one without protection looking quite well Jovellana violocea
I would not be without but its very difficult to propagate another recommended.
These pictures of mine, below, are from last summer it is still evergreen at the moment and where its placed it has no winter sun for nearly 3 months but is very well drained. Bletilla ochracea
has survived 2 winters and though it threatened flowers last year it has yet to show....maybe this year.Beschoneria albiflora
, pic below, not sure that was such a clever idea notice the plant under the palms has less damage!Pachystegia insignis
I could not keep alive for love nor money in my greenhouse so planted it out probably 3 years ago now...pic below!
I will let you know in spring what happened here it is Dioon spinosulum
I have also tried a 4ft stick of Sonchus fruticosus
, its not looking good, the stem is mush but never say never.
It did look quite goodIochroma cyanea
has proven to be root hardy for us it grows to about 6ft high in one season and flowers quite well considering it has to start from ground level each year.
This has been planted under our Musa basjoo
at the back door so quite a decent micro climate....the spare is flowering down my celler at the moment.
Its a shame to leave on dead stuff so how about a nice leaf instead Trachycarpus manipur