Thursday, December 27, 2012


Herbs with silver foliage can be used to soften bold flower colors or as a moonlight garden that glistens in the light of the moon. Many of these herbs also have unique textures and scents. Try adding some of these to an existing garden, in a container or combined together for an interesting herbscape.


            Silver King/Queen (Artemisia ludoviciana) – lance-shaped, wooly grey leaves
            Silver Mound (Artemisia schmidtiana) – compact shimmering grey foliage
            Southernwood (Artemisia abrotanum) - feathery finely-cut, soft grey-green needles that resemble dill
            Wormwood (Artemisia absinthum) - silvery, grey/green chrysanthemum-like foliage

Dittany of Crete (Origanum dictamnus) - soft woolly gray round leaves and trailing stems which can be trained on a topiary wire or trellis

Germander (Teucrium chamaedrys) – shrubby with whitish leaves which are woolly beneath

Horehound (Marrubium vulgare) - grey-green, wrinkled foliage






Lamb’s Ear (Stachys byzantina) – velvety silver foliage

Lavender (Lavandula spp) - shrubby plants with fragrant grey-green foliage






Rue (Ruta graveolens) - unusual cut blue/green foliage like the suit of clubs

            Garden Sage (Salvia officinalis) - gray-green, distinctively pebbly foliage
            Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea) - downy grey-green foliage
            Russian Sage (Perovskia abrotenoides) - tall wispy wands of silvery foliage





            Silver Thyme (Thymus argenteus) - grayish green foliage with a silver edge
            Wooly thyme (Thymus lanuginosus) – creeping gray foliage

Woolly Yarrow (Achillea tomentosa) – mat-forming, woolly grayish-green foliage



“The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it,
the world and all who live in it”
Psalm 24:1

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