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Front-and-center foliage

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Photo/Illustration: Jennifer Brown

The white-veined leaves of Alocasia micholitziana ‘Frydek’ steal the show in this tropical combination. But supporting players also do their part. The heart-shaped leaves of Ipomoea batatas ‘Ace of Spades’ subtly mimic the Alocasia, and their dark hue accentuates the white veins. Blotchy Schefflera arboricola ‘Gold Capella’ reinforces the variegated theme with a vibrant variation. Dan Benarcik designed this grouping for the courtyard of Chanticleer, a public garden in Wayne, Pennsylvania.

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  1. arboretum 01/03/2011

    my very fav. alocasia!got mine from brent and becky's last yr. What a killer,eh?! thick, velvety-textured deep mossgreen leaves. So happy to see photos of any and all efforts by the amazingly talented team at Chanticleer. More than any of the open-to-the-public gardens, it is Chanticleer that i wish I lived near!
    thanks much, dan et al,

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