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13 Weird Plants You Didn’t Know You Needed

Trachyandra: These guys are unique, snake-like plants that will bring out your inner-Medusa. Seriously, those curls are enough to give anyone hair envy. (via Plant Propaganda)


~~ Asiatic lily 'Queen of the Night' | Thoroughly spectacular and totally unique, Queen of Night boasts big flowers so dark they appear black in the garden. Large red-orange stamens highlight the ebony blooms nicely. Their sweet fragrance is a lovely accent to their incomparable beauty | Spalding Bulb~~


amazing foliage Gunnera manicata, or giant rhubarb, a native to South America from Colombia to Brazil


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Japanese Blood Grass - a warm-season ornamental grass that is selected for its attractive, red-tipped foliage. It grows well in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 5 through 9 and thrives in sunshine and moist soil. I think I might have to give this one a try.


Christia obcordata, common names are ‘Swallowtail,’ ‘Butterfly,’ or ‘Stripe’ for obvious reasons. This is a somewhat obscure specimen first imported and made available in the United States by a fellow Portlandian, Burl Mostul of Rare Plant Research. A conversation piece in any garden, the wing-shaped leaves and chartreuse-maroon color combination is stunning in an area that gets bright indirect light.