Outdoor Potted Plants - Knowledgebase Question

Cambria Heights, NY (Zone 6B)
Question by adams8381
February 15, 2006
Can you recommend a colorful nonflowering plant that can strive in a pot and somewhat drought tolerant. The pot will be on my terrace. It would be interesting to have a plant that has red or blue foliage. I'm not a big fan of grasses and variegated plants. Thanks for you help.


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Answer from NGA
February 15, 2006

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You might try an agave (nice blue/gray) or possibly a phormium of some type (some nice red/purple tones.) These would need to be overwintered indoors in a cool location but would do well in a container in a hot and sunny situation. Both are sculptural in form and very effective alone or combined with other containers.

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