I planted both 'Jarrahdale' and 'Rouge Vif e'Etampes' without bothering to label them, so the beautiful foliage belongs to one or the other. Decorative pumpkin foliage--I never expected it.
Another thing I never expected is how much fun this outlandish Alstroemeria has proven to be.
Or that the hype for Digiplexis ("It blooms and blooms!") would turn out to be true. You know this one is without question in my garden, because there's dog hair on it.