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Seven Silvery Foliage Plants

Plants with silvery foliage can bring a welcome gleam to your beds and borders. They can buffer brightly colored flowers, and many of them have textured or furry leaves that add interest. There are silvery plants for sun and shade, so if you’re looking for a change of pace, consider these beauties.

To learn more about these plants, click on the links below. To find other plants with special characteristics such as flower color, size, etc., that will flourish in your area, visit Fine Gardening‘s Plant Finder, where you can search or browse hundreds of plant records.



Ghost fern

Photo/Illustration: courtesy of Park Seed

‘Silver Shimmers’ lungwort

Photo/Illustration: Jennifer Benner

Centaurea cineraria ‘Colchester White’

Photo/Illustration: Steve Aitken

Lamb’s ears

Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

Spotted deadnettle

Photo/Illustration: Jerry Pavia

Powis Castle Artemesia

Photo/Illustration: Jennifer Benner

Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’


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  1. ShirleyBovshow 07/18/2011

    Hi Ruth-
    You have to add the glistening babe- Convulvulus cneorum.
    Shirley Bovshow

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