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.

via NCSU-trained horticulturist debunks conventional wisdom – Home/Garden – NewsObserver.com.

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.

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