We were influenced by the many lush tropical gardens in our coastal neighbourhood and overseas, too," she says. "Tropical plants are also amazingly hardy. It also helps that Bilgola is full of red volcanic soil so everything grows really well!
10 plants you can't kill image Canna Tropicana The hot, bright colours of Cannas lend themselves well to bold, tropical plantings. Even when not in flower, their foliage lights up the garden bed. Canna indica is a weed in some areas, so don’t plant it.
"Lobster Claw* A fast-growing herbaceous perennial with stalks reaching 7 feet tall. Scarlet and yellow bracts emerge on second-year stalks. Plant in bright shade with moist, well-drained soil. USDA Hardiness Zones: to