Ivydene Gardens Plants:
Other Than Green Foliage List Page 1 of 2

There are a great number of colours of green, but other colours of foliage are available (See the 212 foliage colours in Foliage Colour Wheel). Sometimes the foliage colour changes from season to season (See the same foliage colours in Spring Foliage, Summer Foliage, Autumn Foliage and Winter Foliage Colour Wheels) and the effect of the mass of foliage colour is usually greater than the effect of flowers during a shorter time.

You can use the change in colour to accentuate a particular flower colour scheme at the change of the seasons in a dramatic way, and it is worth considering this aspect of colour in a garden. It is probably better to have green as your base colour with some other colours of foliage frugally put in, such as 3 purple trees/shrubs in the whole garden. Please do not mix variegated yellow/green, with variegated white/green etc as it looks as if the sweet shop man has spilt his gobstoppers in your garden!!!

It is worth remembering that when deciduous trees change the colour of their leaves in the autumn, that all those leaves may fall off the tree within a couple of weeks after changing colour.

The Gallery sections of this website contain thumbnail and larger colour photographs of the foliage split into:-

  • different colours
  • summer and autumn foliage if different colour and
  • 4 season colours if different colour in more than 2 seasons.

The Hardy Plant Society Variegated Plants Group of the UK will extend your appreciation of the very wide range of available plants and the effects which can be achieved by using them in the garden.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blue Foliage Plant Name

Spring Foliage Colour

with link to mail-order nursery in UK

Summer Foliage Colour

with link to Foliage Colour Wheel Page

Autumn Foliage Colour

with link to mail-order nursery in USA

Winter Foliage Colour

Height x Spread in inches (cms)
Plants below 24 inches (60 cms) in Height

Dianthus
'Mrs Sinkins Pink'

Blue-
Grey

Blue-
Grey

Blue-
Grey

Blue-
Grey

12 x 18 (30 x 45)
-

Euphorbia myrsinites

Blue-Grey

Blue-Grey

Blue-Grey

Blue-Grey

4 x 12 (10 x 30)

Festuca glauca
'Blue Fox'

Bright
Blue

Bright
Blue

Bright
Blue

Bright
Blue

12 x 10 (30 x 25)
-

Hosta 'Halycon'

Grey-Blue
 

Grey-Blue
 

Grey-Blue
 

-
 

15 x 28 (37 x 70)
 

Blue Foliage Plant Name

Spring Foliage Colour

Summer Foliage Colour

Autumn Foliage Colour

Winter Foliage Colour

Height x Spread in inches (cms)
Plants between 24 and 72 inches (60 - 180 cms) in Height

Hosta 'Big Daddy'

Grey-Blue

Grey-Blue

Grey-Blue

-

24 x 36 (60 x 90)

Hosta 'True Blue'

Grey-Blue

Grey-Blue

Grey-Blue

-

24 x 36 (60 x 90)

Hosta sieboldiana
var. elegans

Grey-Blue

Grey-Blue

Grey-Blue

-

36 x 36 (90 x 90)

Juniperus squamata
'Blue Carpet'

Blue-Grey
-

Blue-Grey
-

Blue-Grey
-

Blue-Grey
-

24 x 72 (60 x 180)
 

Juniperus squamata
'Blue Star'

Silver-Blue
-

Silver-Blue
-

Silver-Blue
-

Silver-Blue
-

24 x 24 (60 x 60)
-

Blue Foliage Plant Name

Spring Foliage Colour

Summer Foliage Colour

Autumn Foliage Colour

Winter Foliage Colour

Height x Spread in inches (cms)
Plants above 72 inches (180 cms) in Height

Eucalyptus gunnii

Silver-Blue

Blue-Green

Blue-Green

Blue-Green

840 x 240 (2100 x 600)

Juniperus virginiana
'Grey Owl'

Silver-Grey

Silver-Grey

Silver-Grey

Silver-Grey

120 x 144 (300 x 360)

Juniperus virginiana
'Skyrocket'

Glaucous
Blue

Glaucous
Blue

Glaucous
Blue

Glaucous
Blue

300 x 30 (750 x 75)

Picea pungens
glauca 'Globosa'

Grey-Blue

Grey-Blue

Grey-Blue

Grey-Blue

600 x 180 (1500 x 450)

Picea pungens
glauca 'Koster'

Silver-Blue

Silver-Blue

Silver-Blue

Silver-Blue

600 x 180 (1500 x 450)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brown/Bronze/Black Foliage Plant Name

Spring Foliage Colour

Summer Foliage Colour

Autumn Foliage Colour

Winter Foliage Colour

Height x Spread in inches (cms)
Plants below 24 inches (60 cms) in Height

Adiantum venustum

Bronze-Pink

Mid-Green

Mid-Green

Mid-Green

6 x indefinite (15 x indefinite)

Ajuga reptans
'Catlins Giant'

Dark Bronze and Purple

Dark Bronze and Purple

Dark Bronze and Purple

Dark Bronze and Purple

6 x 24 (15 x 60)

Berberis thunbergeii 'Bagatelle'

Bronze

Crimson

Purple

-

18 x 18 (45 x 45)

Calluna vulgaris
'Kinlochruel'

Bright Green

Bright Green

Bright Green

Bronze

10 x 16 (25 x 40)

Calluna vulgaris
'Sir John Charrington'

Bronze

Gold

Gold with Scarlet Tips

Red

10 x 16 (25 x 40)

Calluna vulgaris
'Tricolorifolia'

Green, Pink/
Cream tint

Green

Green

Chocolate
Brown

10 x 16 (25 x 40)

Calluna vulgaris
'Winter Chocolate'

Salmon

Gold with
Pink tips

Gold with
Pink tips

Bronze

10 x 17 (25 x 42)

Carex comans

Yellow-Green

Pale Grey or
Reddish-
Brown

Pale Grey or
Reddish-
Brown

-

12 x 30 (30 x 75)

Dahlia 'Preston Park'

Nearly Black

Nearly Black

Nearly Black

-

18 x 18 (45 x 45)

Erica carnea
'Springwood Pink'

Bronze

Mid-Green

Mid-Green

Mid-Green

6 x 16 (25 x 40)

Erica carnea 'Vivellii'

Bronze

Bronze

Bronze

Bronze

10 x 14 (25 x 35)

Erica cinerea
'Pink Ice'

Bronze

Deep Green

Deep Green

Bronze

6 x 14 (25 x 35)

Galax urcecolata

Mid-Green

Mid-Green

Red-Bronze

Red-Bronze

6 x 12 (15 x 30)

Ophiopogon
planiscapus
'Nigrescens'

Black

Black

Black

Black

9 x 12 (23 x 30)

Persicaria affinis

Dark Green

Dark Green

Red-Bronze

Red-Bronze

10 x 24 (25 x 60)

Vaccinium
macrocarpon

Dark Green

Dark Green

Dark Green

Bronze

6 x indefinite (15 x indefinite)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brown/Bronze/Black Foliage Plant Name

Spring Foliage Colour

Summer Foliage Colour

Autumn Foliage Colour

Winter Foliage Colour

Height x Spread in inches (cms)
Plants between 24 and 72 inches (60 - 180 cms) in Height

Abelia schumannii

Bronze

Mid Green

Mid Green

-

72 x 120 (180 x 300)

Berberis 'Chenaultii'

Dark Green

Dark Green

Dark Green

Bronze

60 x 60 (150 x 150)

Berberis calliantha

Dark Green

Dark Green

Dark Green

Bronze

30 x 36 (75 x 90)

Buxus microphylla

Dark Green

Dark Green

Dark Green

Bronze

60 x 48 (150 x 120)

Cornus alba 'Kesselringii'

Brown

Dark Green

Reddish-Purple

-

72 x 72 (180 x 180)

Crocosmia 'Solfatare'

Bronze

Bronze

Bronze

-

24 x 3 (60 x 7)

Cryptomeria japonica
'Vilmoriniana'

Yellow-
Green

Yellow-
Green

Yellow-
Green

Bronze

36 x 36 (90 x 90)

Dahlia
'Yellow Hammer'

Bronze

Bronze

Bronze

-

24 x 18 (60 x 45)

Mahonia
aquifolium

Bright
Green

Bright
Green

Bronze/
Purple/Red

Bronze/
Purple/Red

36 x 60 (90 x 150)

Microbiota decussata

Mid-Green

Mid-Green

Mid-Green

Bronze

36 x indefinite (90 x indefinite)

Phormium tenax
'Bronze Baby'

Wine-Red

Wine-Red

Bronze

Bronze

30 x 30 (75 x 75)

Pittosporum
tenuifolium
'Tom Thumb'

Pale Green

Deep
Reddish-
Brown

Deep
Reddish-
Brown

Deep
Reddish-
Brown

36 x 24 (90 x 60)

Rodgersia podophylla

Bronze

Mid-Green

Bronze-Red

-

60 x 72 (150 x 180)

Symphoricarpus
albus var.
laevigatus

Bronze

Bright Green

Bright Green

-

36 x 120 (90 x 300)

Thuja occidentalis
'Aurea Nana'

Yellow-
Green

Yellow-
Green

Yellow-
Green

Bronze

24 x 24 (60 x 60)

Xanthorhiza
simplicissima

Bronze

Light Green

Red-Purple

-

24 x 60 (60 x 150)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brown/Bronze/Black Foliage Plant Name

Spring Foliage Colour

Summer Foliage Colour

Autumn Foliage Colour

Winter Foliage Colour

Height x Spread in inches (cms)
Plants above 72 inches (180 cms) in Height

Aesculus parviflora

Bronze

Mid-Green

Yellow

-

132 x 168 (330 x 420)

Amelanchier laevis

Bronze

Mid-Green

Red or Orange

-

240 x 240 (600 x 600)

Amelancher lamarcki

Bronze

Mid-Green

Red and Orange

-

276 x 240 (690 x 600)

Cercis siliquastrum

Bronze

Blue-Green

Yellow

-

360 x 324 (900 x 810)

Clematis montana var. rubens

Bronze-Purple

Bronze-Purple

Bronze-Purple

Bronze-Purple

360 x 96 (900 x 240)

Cryptomeria japonica
'Elegans'

Fresh Green

Fresh Green

Red-
Bronze

Red-
Bronze

240 x 144 (600 x 360)

Mahonia x wagneri
'Pinnacle'

Bronze

Bright
Green

Bright
Green

Bright
Green

84 x 120 (210 x 300)

Prunus 'Spire'

Bronze

Dark Green

Orange-Red

-

360 x 180 (900 x 450)

Quercus phillyreoides

Bronze

Dark Green

Dark Green

Dark Green

360 x 360 (900 x 900)

Quercus pontica

Mid-Green

Mid-Green

Yellow-Brown

-

240 x 180 (600 x 450)

Sambucus racemosa
'Plumosa Aurea'

Bronze

Golden-Yellow

Golden-Yellow

-

120 x 120 (300 x 300)

Sorbus x thuringiaca
'Fastigiata'

Glossy Dark Green

Glossy Dark Green

Yellow-Brown

-

480 x 144 (1200 x 360)

Viburnum x
bodnantense 'Dawn'

Bronze

Dark Green

Dark Green

Dark Green

120 x 72 (300 x 180)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purple Foliage Plant Name

Spring Foliage Colour

Summer Foliage Colour

Autumn Foliage Colour

Winter Foliage Colour

Height x Spread in inches (cms)
Plants below 24 inches (60 cms) in Height

Ajuga reptans 'Atropurpurea'

Reddish-Purple

Reddish-
Purple

Reddish-
Purple

Reddish-Purple
 

6 x 36 (15 x 90)
 

Epimedium x
versicolor
'Neo-sulphureum'

Reddish-
Purple

Dark
Green

Dark
Green

Dark
Green

12 x 12 (30 x 30)

Heuchera micrantha
'Palace Purple'

Deep
Purple

Deep
Purple

Deep
Purple

Deep
Purple

18 x 18 (45 x 45)

Juniperus horizontalis
'Bar Harbor'

Grey-Green

Grey-Green

Grey-Green

Mauve-Purple

12 x indefinite (30 x indefinite)

Persicaria
capitata

Dark
Green with Purple band

Dark
Green with Purple band

Dark
Green with Purple band

Dark
Green with Purple band

3 x 20 (7 x 50)

Sedum telephium
subsp. maximum
"Atropurpureum'

Deep
Purple

Deep
Purple

Deep
Purple

-

18 x 18 (45 x 45)

Purple Foliage Plant Name

Spring Foliage Colour

Summer Foliage Colour

Autumn Foliage Colour

Winter Foliage Colour

Height x Spread in inches (cms)
Plants between 24 and 72 inches (60 - 180 cms) in Height

Abeliophyllum distichum

Dark Green

Dark Green
 

Purple
 

-

60 x 60 (150 x 150)

Berberis thunbergeii 'Helmond Pillar'

Rich Purple

Rich Purple

Rich Purple

-

48 x 30 (120 x 75)

Berberis x interposita 'Wallich's Purple'

Bronzy-Purple

Mid-Green

Mid-Green

Mid-Green

60 x 72 (150 x 180)

Deutzia x kalmiiflora

Dark Green

Dark Green

Purple

-

48 x 48 (120 x 120)

Hydrangea
quercifolia

Dark Green

Dark Green

Purple and Red

-

60 x 84 (150 x 210)

Lobelia
'Bees' Flame'

Reddish-
Purple

Reddish-
Purple

Reddish-
Purple

-

30 x 12 (75 x 30)

Mahonia aquifolium
'Atropurpurea'

Bright
Green

Bright
Green

Bright
Green

Red-Purple

36 x 60 (90 x 150)

Mahonia x wagneri
'Undulata'

Dark Green

Dark Green

Dark Green

Red-Purple

72 x 72 (180 x 180)

Nandina
domestica

Reddish-Purple

Light
Green

Light
Green

Reddish-Purple

72 x 60 (180 x 150)

Nandina domestica
'Harbor Dwarf'

Reddish-Purple

Light
Green

Light
Green

Reddish-Purple

36 x 48 (90 x 120)

Prunus x
cistena

Red

Reddish-Purple

Reddish-Purple

-

60 x 60 (150 x 150)

Salvia officinalis
'Purpurascens'

Purple

Grey-Green

Grey-Green

Grey-Green

24 x 36 (60 x 90)

Viburnum
sargentii
'Onondaga'

Dark Bronzy-Purple

Dark Green

Red-Purple

-

72 x 72 (180 x 180)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purple Foliage Plant Name

Spring Foliage Colour

Summer Foliage Colour

Autumn Foliage Colour

Winter Foliage Colour

Height x Spread in inches (cms)
Plants above 72 inches (180 cms) in Height

Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum'

Reddish-
Purple

Reddish-
Purple

Brilliant Red
 

-

144 x 144 (360 x 360)

Berberis x ottawensis 'Superba'

Reddish-Purple

Reddish-Purple

Crimson

-

96 x 96 (240 x 240)

Corylus maxima
'Purpurea'

Purple

Purple

Purple

-

240 x 144 (600 x 360)

Fagus sylvatica
'Dawyck Purple'

Deep
Purple

Deep
Purple

Deep
Purple

-

264 x 84 (660 x 210)

Fagus sylvatica
'Purpurea Pendula'

Blackish-Purple

Blackish-Purple

Blackish-Purple

-

120 x 120 (300 x 300)

Malus 'Royalty'

Purple

Purple

Purple

-

336 x 300 (840 x 750)

Parthenocissus
tricuspidata 'Veitchii'

Bright
Green

Bright
Green

Red-Purple

-

840 x 240 (2100 x 600)

Phormium tenax
'Purpureum'

Reddish-Purple

Dark Copper

Reddish-Purple

Bronze-Purple

84 x 36 (210 x 90)

Prunus blireana

Purple

Purple

Purple

-

144 x 144 (360 x 360)

Tamarix tetrandra
var. purpurea

Purple

Purple

Purple

-

120 x 120 (300 x 300)

Vitis vinifera
'Purpurea'

Grey

Plum-Purple

Dark Purple

-

276 x 48 (690 x 120)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red Foliage Plant Name

Spring Foliage Colour

Summer Foliage Colour

Autumn Foliage Colour

Winter Foliage Colour

Height x Spread in inches (cms)
Plants below 24 inches (60 cms) in Height

Ajuga reptans 'Burgundy Glow'

Silvery
Green
suffused
Wine-Red

Silvery
Green
suffused
Wine-Red

Silvery-
Green
suffused
Wine-Red

Silvery-
Green
suffused
Wine-Red

6 x 24 (15 x 60)
 

Bergenia 'Abendglut'

Green, Red tinted

Green, Red tinted

Green, Red tinted

Maroon

9 x 12 (23 x 30)

Calluna vulgaris
'County Wicklow'

Copper

Copper

Copper

Bronze-Red

10 x 10 (25 x 25)

Calluna vulgaris
'Firefly'

Terracotta Red

Terracotta Red

Terracotta Red

Brick Red

18 x 22 (45 x 65)

Calluna vulgaris
'Robert Chapman'

Red

Gold

Orange

Red

10 x 14 (25 x 35)

Ceratostigma
plumbaginoides

Bright
Green

Bright
Green

Rich Red

-

18 x 8 (45 x 20)

Cotoneaster
horizontalis

Dark
Green

Dark
Green

Orange

-

18 x 60 (45 x 150)

Epimedium
rubrum

Flushed
Red

Flushed
Red

Red and Red-Brown

-

12 x 12 (30 x 30)

Erica
carnea
'Ann Sparkes'

Orange
with
Red tips

Orange
with
Red tips

Orange
with
Red tips

Crimson

6 x 10 (15 x 25)

Nandina domestica
'Firepower'

Bright Red

Bright Red

Bright Red

Bright Red

18 x 24 (45 x 60)

Persicaria vacciniifolia

Mid-Green

Mid-Green

Red

Red

8 x 20 (20 x 50)

Shortia galacifolia

Dark
Green

Dark
Green

Bronze-Red

Bronze-Red

6 x 10 (15 x 25)

Vaccinium
angustifolium var,
laevifolium

Glossy Dark
Green

Glossy Dark
Green

Red

-

18 x 18 (45 x 45)

Vaccinium myrtillus

Green

Green

Red

-

12 x indefinite (30 x indefinite)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red Foliage Plant Name

Spring Foliage Colour

Summer Foliage Colour

Autumn Foliage Colour

Winter Foliage Colour

Height x Spread in inches (cms)
Plants between 24 and 72 inches (60 - 180 cms) in Height

Acer palmatum 'Dissectum Atropurpureum'

Bronze-Red

Purple

Red, Orange
and Yellow

-

36 x 60 (90 x 150)

Berberis thunbergeii 'Atropurpurea Nana'

Red-Purple

Red-Purple

Red-Purple

-

24 x 30 (60 x 75)

Berberis thunbergeii 'Red Chief'

Deep Red

Deep Red

Deep Red

-

72 x 48 (180 x 120)

Berberis wilsoniae

Grey-Green

Grey-Green

Orange-Red

-

36 x 60 (90 x 150)

Berberis x bristolensis

Dark Green

Dark Green

Red

Red

60 x 72 (150 x 180)

Cornus stolonifera
'Flaviramea'

Dark Green

Dark Green

Red or Orange

-

72 x 144 (180 x 360)

Dryopteris
erythrosora

Copper-Red

Dark Green

Dark Green

-

24 x 15 (60 x 37)

Euonymous alatus
'Compactus'

Dark Green

Dark Green

Brilliant Dark Red

-

36 x 120 (90 x 300)

Fothergilla
gardenii

Dark Green

Dark Green

Red, Orange
and Yellow

-

36 x 36 (90 x 90)

Geranium
psilostemon

Mid-Green,
Crimson
tinted

Mid-Green

Red

-

48 x 48 (120 x 120)

Mahonia aquifolium
'Orange Flame'

Rust-
Orange

Rust-
Orange

Rust-
Orange

Red

24 x 36 (60 x 90)

Paeonia 'Dresden'

Deep Green

Deep Green

Red

-

32 x 32 (80 x 80)

Rhododendron
'Moerheim'

Dark Green

Dark Green

Dark Green

Maroon

24 x 24 (60 x 60)

Ribes odoratum

Bright
Green

Bright
Green

Red and Purple

-

72 x 72 (180 x 180)

Spiraea japonica
'Goldflame'

Orange-Red

Bright Yellow

Pale Green

-

30 x 30 (75 x 75)

Viburnum carlesii

Dark Green

Dark Green

Red

-

72 x 72 (180 x 180)

Viburnum opulus
'Compactum'

Dark Green

Dark Green

Red

-

60 x 60 (150 x 150)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red Foliage Plant Name

Spring Foliage Colour

Summer Foliage Colour

Autumn Foliage Colour

Winter Foliage Colour

Height x Spread in inches (cms)
Plants above 72 inches (180 cms) in Height

Acer capillipes

Bright
Green

Bright
Green

Bright Red

-

360 x 300 (900 x 750)

Acer ginnala

Bright
Green

Bright
Green

Red

-

336 x 300 (840 x 750)

Acer griseum

Dark Green

Dark Green

Red and Orange

-

360 x 360 (900 x 900)

Clethra fargesii

Dark Green

Dark Green

Red and Yellow

-

120 x 120 (300 x 300)

Cotinus coggygria
'Flame'

Dark Green

Dark Green

Orange-Red

-

144 x 144 (360 x 360)

Cotinus coggygra
'Royal Purple'

Purplish-
Red

Purplish-
Red

Red

-

144 x 144 (360 x 360)

Crataegus
prunifolia

Dark Green

Dark Green

Red or Orange

-

300 x 360 (750 x 900)

Enkianthus
campanulatus

Dull
Green

Dull
Green

Bright Red

-

144 x 144 (360 x 360)

Fothergilla
major

Dark Green

Dark Green

Red, Orange and Yellow

-

96 x 72 (210 x 180)

Hamamelis x
intermedia 'Jelena'

Bright
Green

Bright
Green

Orange, Red and Scarlet

-

144 x 144 (360 x 360)

Liquidamber
styraciflua
'Lane Roberts'

Green

Green

Blackish-Red

-

960 x 480 (2400 x 1200)

Pieris japonica
'Firecrest'

Brilliant Red

Dark Green

Dark Green

Dark Green

144 x 72 (360 x 180)

Prunus 'Accolade'

Mid-Green

Mid-Green

Orange-Red

-

300 x 300 (750 x 750)

Prunus cerasifera
'Pissardii'

Red

Deeper Red

Purple

-

360 x 360 (900 x 900)

Pyrus calleryana
'Chanticleer'

Dark Green

Dark Green

Red

-

480 x 240 (1200 x 600)

Quercus
ilicifolia

Dark Green

Dark Green

Red or Yellow

-

240 x 180 (600 x 450)

Rhus glabra

Blue-Green

Blue-Green

Red

-

84 x 84 (210 x 210)

Rhus typhinia
'Dissecta'

Dark Green

Dark Green

Orange-Red

-

132 x 144 (330 x 360)

Rosa (Climbing)
'Zephirine Drouhin'

Bronzey-Red

Greyish-
Green

Greyish-
Green

-

120 x 72 (300 x 180)

Sorbus
sargentiana

Dark Green

Dark Green

Orange and Red

-

240 x 240 (600 x 600)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grey/Silver/White Foliage Plant Name

Spring Foliage Colour

Summer Foliage Colour

Autumn Foliage Colour

Winter Foliage Colour

Height x Spread in inches (cms)
Plants below 24 inches (60 cms) in Height

Alyssum montanum 'Mountain Gold'

Grey

Grey

Grey

Grey

6 x 18 (15 x 45)

Alyssum wulfenianum

Grey

Grey

Grey

Grey

6 x 18 (15 x 45)

Anthemis punctata cupaniana

Silver-Grey

Silver-Grey

Silver-Grey

Grey-Green

12 x 36 (30 x 90)

Artemesia
schmidtiana

Silver

Silver

Silver

Silver

12 x 18 (30 x 45)

Calluna vulgaris 'Grey Carpet'

Silver-Grey

Silver-Grey

Silver-Grey

Silver-Grey

4 x 14 (10 x 35)

Cerastium
tomentosum

White

White

White

-

3 x 12 (7 x 30)

Eriophyllum
lanatum

Silver-Grey

Silver-Grey

Silver-Grey

-

18 x 18 (45 x 45)

Euryops acraeus

Silver-Grey

Silver-Grey

Silver-Grey

Silver-Grey

12 x 12 (30 x 30)

Hebe 'Pagei'

Grey

Grey

Grey

Grey

8 x 30 (20 x 75)

Helianthemum
'Rhodanthe Carneum'

Silver-Grey

Silver-Grey

Silver-Grey

Silver-Grey

12 x 18 (30 x 45)

Helichrysum italicum
subsp. serotinum

Silver-Grey

Silver-Grey

Silver-Grey

Silver-Grey

6 x 6 (15 x 15)

Lamium galeobdolon
'Silver Angel'

Silver

Silver

Silver

-

20 x indefinite (50 x indefinite)

Nepeta x faassenii

Silver-Grey

Silver-Grey

Silver-Grey

-

18 x 18 (45 x 45)

Oxalis enneaphylla

Blue-Grey

Blue-Grey

Blue-Grey

-

3 x 6 (7 x 15)

Potentilla fruticosa
'Manchu'

Silver-Grey

Silver-Grey

Silver-Grey

-

12 x 30 (30 x 75)

Raoulia australis

Grey-Silver

Grey-Silver

Grey-Silver

Grey-Silver

0.5 x 12 (1 x 30)

Rhodanthemum
hosmariense

Intensely
Silver

Intensely
Silver

Intensely
Silver

Intensely
Silver

6 x 12 (15 x 30)

Sanguinaria
canadensis

Blue-Grey

Blue-Grey

Blue-Grey

-

6 x 12 (15 x 30)

Santolina
chamaecyparissus

Grey-White

Grey-White

Grey-White

Grey-White

20 x 36 (50 x 90)

Saxifraga marginata

Silver-Grey

Silver-Grey

Silver-Grey

Silver-Grey

3 x 12 (7 x 30)

Stachys
byzantina

White-
woolly on
Grey-Green

White-
woolly on
Grey-Green

White-
woolly on
Grey-Green

White-
woolly on
Grey-Green

12 x 24 (30 x 60)

Stachys
byzantina
'Silver Carpet'

Intensely
Silvered
Grey-White

Intensely
Silvered
Grey-White

Intensely
Silvered
Grey-White

Intensely
Silvered
Grey-White

5 x 12 (12 x 30)

Stachys
candida

White-
felted
Grey-Green

White-
felted
Grey-Green

White-
felted
Grey-Green

-

6 x 12 (15 x 30)

Veronica pectinata

Grey

Grey

Grey

Grey

6 x 18 (15 x 45)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grey/Silver/White Foliage Plant Name

Spring Foliage Colour

Summer Foliage Colour

Autumn Foliage Colour

Winter Foliage Colour

Height x Spread in inches (cms)
Plants between 24 and 72 inches (60 - 180 cms) in Height

Achillea clypeolata 'Coronation Gold'

Silver

Silver

Silver

Silver

36 x 18 (90 x 45)

Achillea clypeolata 'Moonshine'

Silver

Silver

Silver

Silver

24 x 20 (60 x 50)

Artemesia
arborescens

Silver-
White

Silver-
White

Silver-
White

Silver-
White

36 x 60 (90 x 150)

Artemesia 'Powis Castle'

Silver-Grey

Silver-Grey

Silver-Grey

Silver-Grey

36 x 48 (90 x 120)

Centaurea cineraria

Grey-White

Grey-White

Grey-White

Grey-White

32 x 18 (80 x 45)

Helichrysum
splendidum

Silver-Grey

Silver-Grey

Silver-Grey

Silver-Grey

48 x 48 (120 x 120)

Lavandula
angustifolia 'Hidcote'

Silver-Grey

Silver-Grey

Silver-Grey

Silver-Grey

24 x 24 (60 x 60)

Lychnis coronaria

Silver-Grey

Silver-Grey

Silver-Grey

-

32 x 18 (80 x 45)

Perovskia 'Blue Spire'

Silver-Grey

Silver-Grey

Silver-Grey

-

48 x 36 (120 x 90)

Potentilla fruticosa
'Beesii'

Silver

Silver

Silver

-

24 x 48 (60 x 120)

Salix repens
var. argentea

Silky-Grey

Silky-Grey

Silky-Grey

-

36 x 72 (90 x 180)

Santolina
chamaecyparissus
'Nana'

Silver-Grey

Silver-Grey

Silver-Grey

Silver-Grey

24 x 24 (60 x 60)

Senecio
cineraria

Felted Silver-Grey

Felted Silver-Grey

Felted Silver-Grey

Felted Silver-Grey

24 x 24 (60 x 60)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Height in inches (cms):-

25.4mm = 1 inch
304.8mm = 12 inches
12 inches = 1 foot
3 feet = 1 yard
914.4mm = 1 yard

I normally round this to
25mm = 1 inch
300mm = 30 cms = 12 inches =1 foot,
900 mm = 3 feet = 1 yard and
1000mm = 100 cms = 1 metre = 40 inches

 

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Topic - Wildlife on Plant Photo Gallery
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PLANT USE
Plant Selection
Level 1
Attracts Bird/Butterfly
Photos - Butterfly

Bee Pollinated Plants for Hay Fever Sufferers
Photos - Bloom per Month

Groundcover Height
0-24 inches
(0-60 cms)

24-72 inches
(60-180 cms)

Above 72 inches
(180 cms)

 

Poisonous Cultivated and UK Wildflower Plants with Photos
or
Cultivated Poisonous Plants

or
Wildflower Poisonous Plants


Rabbit-Resistant Plant
Flower Arranging
Wildflower
Photos - Wildflowers

 


PLANTS FOR SOIL
Plant Selection
Level 2
Info - Any Soil
Plants - Any Soil A-F
Plants - Any Soil G-L
Plants - Any Soil M-R
Plants - Any Soil S-Z

Info
- Chalky Soil
Plants - Chalky Soil A-F
Plants - Chalky Soil G-L
Plants - Chalky Soil M-R
Plants - Chalky Soil S-Z

Info - Clay Soil
Plants - Clay Soil A-F
Plants - Clay Soil G-L
Plants - Clay Soil M-R
Plants - Clay Soil S-Z

Info - Lime-Free Soil
Plants - Lime-Free Soil A-F
Plants - Lime-Free Soil G-L
Plants - Lime-Free Soil M-R
Plants - Lime-Free Soil S-Z

Info - Sandy Soil
Plants - Sandy Soil A-F
Plants - Sandy Soil G-L
Plants - Sandy Soil M-R
Plants - Sandy Soil S-Z

Info - Peaty Soils
Plants - Peaty Soil A-F
Plants - Peaty Soil G-L
Plants - Peaty Soil M-R
Plants - Peaty Soil S-Z

Following parts of Level 2a,
Level 2b,
Level 2c and
Level 2d are included in separate columns
together with
Acid Soil,
Alkaline Soil,
Any Soil,
Height and Spread,
Flowering Months and
Flower Colour in their Columns,
and also
Companion Plants to aid this plant Page,
Alpine Plant for Rock Garden Index Page
Native to UK WildFlower Plant in its Family Page in this website

and/or
Level 2cc
in the Comment Column
within each
of the Soil Type Pages of
Level 2

PLANTS PAGE MENU

 


Plant Selection by Plant Requirements
Level 2a
Sun aspect, Moisture


Plant Selection by Form
Level 2b
Tree Growth Shape
Shrub/Perennial Growth Habit


Plant Selection by Garden Use
Level 2c
Bedding
Photos - Bedding
Bog Garden
Coastal Conditions
Containers in Garden
Front of Border
Hanging Basket
Hedge
Photos - Hedging
Pollution Barrier
Rest of Border
Rock Garden
Photos - Rock Garden
Thorny Hedge
Windbreak
Woodland


Plant Selection by Garden Use
Level 2cc Others
Aquatic
Back of Shady Border
Crevice Garden
Desert Garden
Raised Bed
Scree Bed
Specimen Plant
Trees for Lawns
Trees for Small Garden
Wildflower
Photos - Wildflowers


Plant Selection by Plant Type
Level 2d
Alpine
Photos - Evergr Per
Photos - Herbac Per
Photos - RHS Herbac
Photos - Rock Garden
Annual
Bamboo
Photos - Bamboo
Biennial

Bulb
Photos - Bulb
Climber
Photos - Climber
Conifer
Deciduous Rhizome
Deciduous Shrub
Photos - Decid Shrub
Evergreen Perennial
Photos - Evergr Per
Evergreen Shrub
Photos - Evergr Shrub
Fern
Photos - Fern
Fruit Plant
Grass
Herb
Herbaceous Perennial
Photos - Herbac Per
Remaining Top Fruit
Soft Fruit
Sub-Shrub
Top Fruit
Tuber
Vegetable
Photos - Vegetable

 

 

 

 

Website Structure Explanation and User Guidelines

PLANTS PAGE MENU

 


REFINING SELECTION
Plant Selection by
Flower Colour
Level 3a
Blue Flowers
Photos - Bedding
Photos - Bulb
Photos - Climber
Photos - Evergr Per
Photos - Evergr Shrub
Photos - Wild Flower

Orange Flowers
Photos - Bedding
Photos - Wild Flower

Other Colour Flowers
Photos - Bedding
Photos - Bulb
Photos - Climber
Photos - Evergr Per
Photos - Evergr Shrub
Photos - Wild Flower

Red Flowers
Photos - Bedding
Photos - Bulb
Photos - Climber
Photos - Decid Shrub
Photos - Evergr Per
Photos - Evergr Shrub
Photos - Herbac Per
Photos - Rose
Photos - Wild Flower

White Flowers
Photos - Bedding
Photos - Bulb
Photos - Climber
Photos - Decid Shrub
Photos - Decid Tree
Photos - Evergr Per
Photos - Evergr Shrub
Photos - Herbac Per
Photos - Rose
Photos - Wild Flower

Yellow Flowers
Photos - Bedding
Photos - Bulb
Photos - Climber
Photos - Decid Shrub
Photos - Evergr Per
Photos - Evergr Shrub
Photos - Herbac Per
Photos - Rose
Photos - Wild Flower


Photos - 53 Colours in its Colour Wheel Gallery

Photos - 12 Flower Colours per Month in its Bloom Colour Wheel Gallery


Plant Selection by Flower Shape
Level 3b
Photos - Bedding
Photos - Evergr Per
Photos - Herbac Per


Plant Selection by Foliage Colour
Level 3c
Aromatic Foliage
Finely Cut Leaves
Large Leaves
Other
Non-Green Foliage 1
Non-Green Foliage 2
Sword-shaped Leaves

 


PRUNING
Plant Selection by Pruning Requirements
Level 4
Pruning Plants

 


GROUNDCOVER PLANT DETAIL
Plant Selection Level 5
Plant Name - A
Plant Name - B
Plant Name - C
Plant Name - D
Plant Name - E
Plant Name - F
Plant Name - G
Plant Name - H
Plant Name - I
Plant Name - J
Plant Name - K
Plant Name - L
Plant Name - M
Plant Name - N
Plant Name - O
Plant Name - P
Plant Name - Q
Plant Name - R
Plant Name - S
Plant Name - T
Plant Name - U
Plant Name - V
Plant Name - W
Plant Name - XYZ

 


Then, finally use
COMPANION PLANTING to
aid your plant selected or to
deter Pests
Plant Selection Level 6

 

To locate mail-order nursery for plants from the UK in this gallery try using search in RHS Find a Plant.

To locate plants in the European Union (EU) try using Search Term in Gardens4You and Meilland Richardier in France.

To locate mail-order nursery for plants from America in this gallery try using search in Plant Lust.

To locate plant information in Australia try using Plant Finder in Gardening Australia.