University of Illinois Extension

Tropicals in the Trial Garden

The use of tropical plants in gardens throughout the country has increased and is now an effective way to introduce different forms, colors and textures no matter where you garden. Shown here are some of the tropicals that were planted. For those living in colder climates, just about all of these are easily overwintered either as growing plants or in a dormant fashion and with a little care can be reintroduced into next season’s garden.