19 of the Prettiest Silver Leaf Plants to Brighten Up Your Garden
Plants that have silvery-tone foliage are some of the most valuable in the landscape because they look good with anything. Silver helps tone down bold, reds, yellows, and oranges, yet harmonizes with soft blues, pinks, and whites. Here are some of the most reliable annuals, perennials, trees, and shrubs to consider.
Lamb's Ears: Plant Care and Collection of Varieties - Garden.org
Plant care and collection of Lamb's Ears at Garden.org, with informative growing guides and 249 images of 485 varieties listed.
Cerastium Olympia -- Bluestone Perennials
Cerastium Olympia is a gem in the border. The common name of Snow in Summer seems appropriate for the sparkling blanket of white blooms. As hardy and useful as Silver Carpet, but the flower stems are upright and the plants form neater clumps. Our plant spacing recommendations are based on how quickly these plants will spread in their first season of growth.
Artemisia Silver Mound -- Bluestone Perennials
Bright silver lacy mounded foliage is great for edging. Artemisia are prized for their silver leaves and excellent texture. Artemisia Silver Mound is one of the most popular silver foliage plants. Perfect near a meandering path or front of the border where its fine texture can be enjoyed.
A dense, mounding, woody shrub with attractive, aromatic, finely textured, silver-gray foliage. Produces small, bright yellow flowers in the summer. Creates a very attractive groundcover or edging for walks and borders. Works well in the foreground of an
Plant Profile for Antennaria dioica ‘Rubra’ - Pink Pussy-toes Perennial
A tough plant especially suited to hot sunny locations and poor, dry soil. This forms a very low, creeping mat of tiny, bright silvery-grey leaves. Short stems of fuzzy pink flowers appear in late spring. Perfect f...
PlantFiles Pictures: Dusty Miller, Beach Sage, Beach Wormwood 'Silver Brocade' (Artemisia stelleriana) by Xenomorf
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LEONTOPODIUM alpinum (edelweiss)
Plants form a low clump of silvery grey foliage, bearing clusters of small yellowish flower heads surrounded by woolly white flowers in early summer. These can be cut, or even dried. Drought tolera…