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Now in the garden - Golden and variegated foliage

Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola’
Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola’

On these dark June days, one of the "bright" spots of the garden has been the golden and variegated foliage plants. They seem to glow on the gray days bringing a lot of interesting and light to the garden. I took a photo-walk during a break in the drizzle and here are a few of the plants that caught my eye.

Pleioblastus viridistriatus
Pleioblastus viridistriatus

Brugmansia 'Miner's Claim'
Brugmansia 'Miner's Claim

Daphne x burkwoodii 'Briggs Moonlight'
Daphne x burkwoodii 'Briggs Moonlight'

Pseudolarix kaempferi
Pseudolarix kaempferi

Euphorbia longifolia
Euphorbia longifolia

Tanacetum parthenium 'Aureum'
Tanacetum parthenium 'Aureum'

Cotinus coggygria 'Golden Spirit'
Cotinus coggygria 'Golden Spirit'

Cornus sericea  ‘Hedgerows Gold’
Cornus sericea ‘Hedgerows Gold’

Dicentra spectabilis 'Gold Heart'
Dicentra spectabilis 'Gold Heart'

Robinia pseudoacacia 'Frisia'
Robinia pseudoacacia 'Frisia'

Yucca filamentosa ‘Golden Sword’
Yucca filamentosa ‘Golden Sword’

Canna 'Pretoria'
Canna 'Pretoria'

Iris pallida 'Variegata'
Iris pallida 'Variegata'

Comments (5)

Spectacular photos, Marta! I'm especially taken by the cotinus--I've never seen a golden one before. What color are the blossoms?

The blossoms are the same as on a dark smoke tree - pale, cream and lacy. It is not as dramatic as on the dark variety. It is just starting to bloom.

Striking contrasts in your garden. I could have a full garden of Hakonechloa, I am in search of a dwarf hanoki to coordinate with mine. Love your photos. Your garden seems a work of love.

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Marta, beautiful photos. You have such beautiful and healthy looking plants. Thanks so much for sharing.

Those are such lovely refreshing green colours :-)

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