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These were all at Disney, but I would possibly like to use them in my in garden.

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I sure plan to try. Not sure how come sensitive they are, information is minimal
11-9b. 25f. Once in a blue moon we get lower than 10f even though we are supposedly 8a. Even then we are not supposed to have a frost line. The plant is a form of ginger and has a rhiZome that looks like culinary ginger one buys in a store. Maybe the root would survive here. But so far I think that would mean the leaves would burn back and it would not grow properly. There is a lot of info under the other names. Try triocolor ginger on google. I don't try outdoor plants that are at the high or low edge of their usda zones here. I aim for the middle. Less work in the end and we still have a lot to choose from.
 
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I tend to push it a bit on the zones. We are 9a. I have several bananas and they do ok, I do get some freeze damage when we get below freezing long enough, but the rhizomes do fine. If be willing to try just about any tropical, as long as the rhizomes survive and I don't have to replace year after year then I'm happy. And we rarely get below freezing for more than a few hours, so serious rhizomes damage is unlikely.
 
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2nd one could be impatiens
I just KNOW that name is a play on how long those little buggers take to sprout from seed. If they sprout that is. Of all the plants I have tried from seed, Impatiens treated me the worst. I definitely did something they did not like. And I would start them by now for next season.
 
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Man just looking at that picture reminds me I need to get a few more bags of mulch! The brown is left over from grinding the stump down from the palm tree that was there.
 

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May I suggest that you don't plant the lovely tricolor so far apart. You don't want to have one plant here, one plant there. People even suggest a patch of five or 7 of the same. You want to plant the two close, not that far so that you have a striking patch. What aspect is that patch please? Better still, check the hardiness and leave one indoors if not hardy enough. Go for a chrysanthemum, big dark red one or even aster, s pink onr,so that you can have colour in winter and colour that goes with red in your tricolor.
 
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May I suggest that you don't plant the lovely tricolor so far apart. You don't want to have one plant here, one plant there. People even suggest a patch of five or 7 of the same. You want to plant the two close, not that far so that you have a striking patch. What aspect is that patch please? Better still, check the hardiness and leave one indoors if not hardy enough. Go for a chrysanthemum, big dark red one or even aster, s pink onr,so that you can have colour in winter and colour that goes with red in your tricolor.
The entire bed is maybe 10x20...ish. the plan is to grow both patches so they are larger and border the ends with a large Canna mat in the center. There are various Canna variety in there, so it's a bit hap hazard I guess. But I like it. The tricolor will have to grow into it as I don't want to spend the money at $13/ plant x 5-7 plants per bunch that's $130-$182! I'm hoping they spread through the rhizomes like Canna or bananas do. If that's the case i should be able to double the size of those clumps by spring and only grow from there.
 

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May I suggest alstromerias. Cheap and cheerful and they flower for a long long time. They will take over, but if you it right, you will have a lot of long and beautiful flowers. I have Inticancha

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Indian summer is also brilliant. One plant will spread very quickly. Don't curse me if they take over. Also, they are quite hardy down to -15 and they love heat and drought as well.
 
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