Use variegated plants to add long term interest to your designs. Striped, edged, mottled and splashed, variegation can be white, gold or even pink.
Use variegated groundcovers to lighten up dry shade; Edge the front of the border with golden variegated grasses; Place variegated Blue Sky Flower (Duranta) at the back of the border to break the monotony of a green backdrop or use the arching sprays of Miscanthus 'Morning Light' as an unusual focal point.
Using variegated plants is an easy way to illuminate dark compositions and add long term color. So, lighten up and try a couple in your next installation.
• Abutilon p. thompsonii (Flowering Shrub)
• Acorus 'Ogon' (Grass)
• Agapanthus 'Tinker Bell' (Perennial)
• Agaves variegated types (Succulents)
• Alpinia zerumbet 'Variegata' (Ginger)
• Aucuba 'Gold Dust' (Shrub)
• Duranta repens 'Variegata' (Shrub)
• Hedera helix 'Glacier' (Ground Cover)
• Ipomoea batatas 'Tricolor' (Vine)
• Lamium maculatum (Ground Cover)
• Liriope 'Silver Dragon' (Perennial)
• Miscanthus 'Morning light' or
• Miscanthus 'Cosmoplitan' (Grass)
• Phormium 'Maori Queen' (Phormium)
• Pittosporum tobira 'Variegata' (Shrub)
• Pittosporum 'Crème de Mint' (Shrub)
• Plectranthus 'Variegatus' (Perennial)
• Polemonium 'Brise d'Anjou' (Perennial)
• Pteris quadriaurita 'Variegatus'(Fern