Furcraea (Furcraea foedita ‘Mediopicta’, USDA Hardiness Zone 11) is the focal point in this combo at the Mary Livingston Ripley Garden of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. It’s backed up by a golden sweet potato vine (Ipomoea batatas cv., Zone 11), Diamond Frost euphorbia (Euphorbia ‘Inneuphdia’, Zones 10-11), a dark coleus (Solenostemon scutellarioides cv., Zone 11), a spiky orange and green pencil tree (Euphorbia tirucalli, Zone 11), fuzzy-leaved glory bush (Tibouchina sp, Zones 9-11), and a papyrus (Cyperus papyrus, Zone 11).
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