NCSU-trained horticulturist debunks conventional wisdom – Home/Garden – NewsObserver.com
I often hear from NCSU horticulture people about all the positives of non-native plants. I don’t know enough about their importing process to critique it from an invasive threat perspective, but it still make me a little nervous when graduates gain fame from their ability to import exotic plant species.
Agave ovatifolia, the Whale’s Tongue hardy century plant, hails from the mountains of Nuevo Leon in Mexico, where winters are cold. And Avent, who loves to challenge assumptions about a plant’s supposed range, has this blue beauty and many other succulents sailing through winter.