Sometimes the characteristics of a plant can be so unusual that they make you look twice. It could be its shape, colour, texture or sheer weirdness that attracts your attention and gives it the ‘wow’ factor. If the plant has made you look twice; it has done its job. Illustrated are some of my favourite extraordinary plants that not only work as a garden feature but are also tolerant of our freezing/baking climate. The following websites offer a huge range of extraordinary plants.