Fabulous Foliage to Brighten Your Garden

Our Grower, Karen, has favorites among the thousands of plants growing at Shady Lane. This week she is loving four plants, prized for their beautiful and dramatic foliage. Foliage plants are fabulous for creating contrast and filling in space with additional shape, color, and texture.

Add GOLD to warm up your garden, and provide a bright background:

Duranta erectaGold Eagle’


Gold Eagle has a rich color to brighten your garden! Sometimes called golden dew drops or skyflower, the bright green leaves with golden yellow margins of ‘Gold Eagle’ is a wonderful addition to the garden.

Cordyline australis ‘Torbay Dazzler’


Create a tropical look in your garden with the bright gold and pink colors of the ‘Torbay Dazzler’. The sharply liner leaves point skywards and radiate out in mesmerizing spiral.

Add SILVER to cool your garden, and add contrast for your hot flower colors:

Senecio candicans ‘Angel Wings’


You cannot resist touching the velvety, succulent leaves of Angel Wings Senecio. The stunning silver plant is a perfect complement to both foliage and flowering plants.

Artemesia maurensis ‘MAKANA Silver’


This beauty starts off pale green with silver highlights, then turns true silver as the days get brighter and warmer. Looks amazing in containers and mass planted in flower beds. Or, consider training it as a weeping tree of silver – perfect for your Dr. Seuss garden!

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