With huge leaves and bright colors, tropical gardens have a unique and captivating look that is popular all over the world.
The climate in Colorado is far from being tropical, but lovers of rare tropical plants can still grow them.
There are a few ways to create tropical gardens in areas with a colder climate. An obvious choice is to select tropical plants that can tolerate lower temperatures. They are not too numerous, but there are some that can survive outdoors, up until the winter.
Passion flower and Hedychium (ginger lily) are great examples, as well as Crocosmia, the Himalayan ginger (Cautleya spicata), or Pineapple lily (Eucomis).
If you are willing to replant tropical plants every spring, you can enjoy several other species during the summer, treating them as annuals. However, if you do not want to give up so easily, you may also be surprised at how many tropical plants can actually ne be wintered indoors, in pots.
Another way to get a tropical look of your garden, even if you live in Colorado, is to opt for plants that look like tropical plants, but actually originate from temperate areas. The toad’s lily (Tricyrtis hirta) is a good example, looking like a lush orchid. Also, look to some of the best in the fertilization industry like The Richlawn Company to help feed your plants the necessary nutrients so they can thrive.