Every garden needs some big-ass leaves. Who couldn’t use a little big-leaf eye candy to kick off the short work week? Tetrapanax ‘Steroidal Giant’ is kicking off the parade up top.
The Plume Poppies are really bringing it this year.
A Rodgersia podophylla at a garden a couple years ago. I’m picturing this one at Gossler Farms, but my memory could be wrong.
All the bananas, Musa or Ensete are good for large leaf drama. Me, I mostly stick to hardy varieties rather than subject plants to my lazy over-wintering ways, but even I have managed to keep Ensete ventricosum ‘Maurelii’ alive indoors so I can get a nice tall, fat trunk. Not as big as these, photographed by Karl Gercens, but I swear Lance Wright’s plant in Portland was even bigger than these monsters.
A few more biggos worth a gander.