Bengal Tiger Canna? Hostas, Plumeria, Bromeliad? What would your mother like? I have hybridized daylilies and amaryllis.
We have all of those. She says that the yard is already a jungle.
If you have more inquires concerning my mother's opinions on hardy yet tropical-looking plants, we should converse via PM. (3 big words!+2,000 points for me!)
"I, for one, can't wait to grow Nepenthes extincta!"
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