Silver plants do a great job of reflecting the sunlight throughout your garden. In a shady corner, the silver gives a real depth between light and shade, reflecting light back into the garden.
My favourite (seen above as the main focus of this planting) is Astelia 'Silver Spear', a NZ native with large architectural foliage, which makes a bold statement in a bed or container. This plant can get to a grand size - 1.5m tall with a spread of up to 2m.
Convolvulus cneorum 'Silver Bush' is a good rock garden evergreen shrub with silvery, silky leaves & large pale pink & white funnel shaped flowers. It prefers a full sun & well drained position and not to be watered in dry periods. It is coastally hardy and prune it severely for new growth. It sprawls as a groundcover 60cm high by 1m spread.
Heuchera 'Prince of Silver' has shimmering leaves, overlaid with dark purple veins which age to a gentle shade of mossy green. In spring, the eye-catching foliage is joined by delicate sprays of creamy flowers that emerge from pink buds, 45cm high by 30cm spread
The last silver foliage plant that I have grown both in containers, spilling down the sides and also as a ground cover is Dichondra 'Silver Falls'. This fantastic silver foliage is drought tolerant and prefers full sun.
Silver plants never look better than when planted alongside lavender blue flowers such as Lavender, Agapanthus cultivars, Salvia, Sage or Iris.
So bring a bit of silver into your garden and breakup all the green. And for a free onsite garden consultation, where we can advise you on which plant to place where, call us on 021 549 161 today.