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Imagine the brilliant colors and large, distinctive leaves of a tropical garden. With this planting plan, you won't have to imagine. With the robust flowers of the canna and the dark purple foliage of the sweet potato vine, the design is a study in the rich contrasts of the tropics. This garden uses a half-barrel or equivalent sized container, and will grow well in sun or partial shade and consistently moist soil.