Big leaved tropical plants

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Rhapis excelsa
Has survived for several years in a pot on a north facing patio, looks pretty rough though. Worth experimenting if you can find a cheap one and plant it in a shaded raised border.
Ricinus communis
Fast growing, large leaved plant. Easy from seed.
More about Ricinus...

Ricinus communis foliage
R is for Ricinus communis 'New Zealand purple'

Rudbekia fulgida 'goldsturm'
Another plant for the fight against un-beneficial insects. Yellow daisies upon self supported stems. Easy from seed.
Rudbekia hirta 'moreno'
Too scruffy, too soon.