New to GW! Need help with "themed" backyard
I am new here and an avid "amateur" gardener. We recently moved to Ohio from GA, purchased a foreclosure that we are gutting inside and out. I loved my tropics themed backyard that I had in GA. However, I have found that a lot of my perennials there can only be used as annuals here. I need a privacy border. My original idea was to use phaison canna and run it along my fence line. This is not going to work in Ohio winters. Any suggestions of alternative privacy border plants that look semi-tropical that will survive the NW seasons? I'd like it to grow at least 5ft high and 4ft long. The area is full sun with mild moisture, however, if the plant you suggest is a water -lover, I'm not opposed to extra maintenance and watering.
Thank you kindly!