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Find plants that have silver to gray leaves or stems or are marked with these colors. An easy way to color coordinate for your garden, containers, and landscapes.

 

Tall spikes of sunny yellow, pea-shaped, bee-pollinated flowers that age to orange with a purplish tinge are produced beginning in mid to late spring with the show lasting for weeks that is aided by the production of secondary flowering shoots. Solar Flare Prairieblues™ Baptisia or False Indigo is a hardy clump-forming taprooted perennial that emerges in early spring with purplish young foliage and stems that slowly matures to the typical light gray green. Baptisias could be considered the Lupine of the South and each will produce more and more flowering stems eventually devoloping into a dense rounded mound of foliage and flowers. A hybrid of two of our native species, the Prairieblues Baptisias were selected not only for their unique colors but also for their extra large flower spikes, durability, and vigor. Images courtesy of Dr. Jim Ault, Chicagoland Grows®, Inc., all rights reserved. Item# 12285

Grows To: 4'H x 4-5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 21
US$14.99

Spanish Snapdragon, Creeping Snapdragon

Antirrhinum hispanicum 'Roseum', A. glutinosum

A freely flowering summer blooming Snapdragon, this easy to grow perennial produces dense spikes of soft rosy pink flowers with primrose yellow and peachy orange nectar guides that sit atop a compact mound of handsome fuzzy gray-green foliage. The Spanish Snapdragon, a native of the drier Meditteranean region of Europe, is a suprisingly winter hardy species growing about twice as wide as it is high and may trail somewhat when grown as a container plant. It is best suited to soils with excellent drainage in a full to mostly sunny location and makes a forgiving container specimen that will dazzle for weeks. Even with its preferences for drier conditions it has been quite tolerant of growing in average moist well-drainedsoils in our hot and humid southern zone 8B climate. Moderately drought resistant once well-established and considered to be deer and rabbit resistant. Item# 11695

Grows To: 12-18"H x 18-24"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade

Banana shaped succulent green foliage adorns the creeping to trailing stems of this adorable, easy to grow South African succulent. The String of Bananas prefers high indirect sunlight or cool morning sunlight at most and a well-drained soil. Enjoy it in a bright window or as a hanging plant or in mixed cactus gardens on a covered patio or porch during the warmest months of the year. Allow the soil to become dry between waterings. Item# 660

Grows To: 6-12''H and trailing to 4-5'L
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part shade, Light shade
2.25 inch Pot / 9.7 fl.oz. / 287 ml
Currently In Stock: 0
US$12.99
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String of Dolphins, Dolphin Plant, Flying Dolphins

Curio x peregrinus, Senecio x peregrinus, C. peregrinus

Unusual bluish-green to gray-green foliage is shaped like dolphins leaping from the water and are attached to thin succulent trailing stems that can reach over 36 inches in length. The String of Dolphins or Dolphin Plant is considered to be a hybrid of the String of Pearls, Senecio rowleyanus, and the Candle Plant, Senecio articulatus. Like its parents, it prefers a soil with excellent drainage and cool sunlight to high indirect light making this an easy choice for a covered porch, patio, or windowsill. May produce white discoid flowers in fall that are very similar to those of the String of Pearls. Allow the soil to become moderately dry between waterings although it can tolerate slightly more moisture when in active growth. To learn more about how to care for this plant see our Cactus and Succulent Growing Guide. Item# 12172

Grows To: 3-6"H x 12-36"L
Outdoor Light: Cool sunlight like early morning or late evening, Part sun, Light shade, Filtered shade
2.25 inch Pot / 9.7 fl.oz. / 287 ml
Currently In Stock: 30
US$14.99

String of Nickles, Button Orchid

Dischidia nummularia, D. minor

A trailing, perennial succulent with flat, round, ½” grayish leaves, which give the appearance of hanging coins on a string. The String of Nickels produces clusters of tiny creamy white flowers that may be followed by fuzzy white seeds. This unique trailing plant from the tropical rain forest is easy to grow making beautiful hanging baskets or cascading down the sides of tall pots as well as in terrariums and even on living wreaths. item# 655.

Grows To: Trailing to 2-4'L
Outdoor Light: Light shade, Part shade, Cool AM sunlight
2.25 inch Pot / 9.7 fl.oz. / 287 ml
Currently In Stock: 32
US$19.99

The ovate, pointed, succulent, blue-green to gray-green foliage is adorned with fine streak-like veins reminiscent of a watermelon rind and may also be coated in a white bloom. Like the String of Pearls, this easy to grow succulent has a clear, slit-like "epidermal window" that allows light to enter the internal part of the leaf. The String of Watermelons, Senecio herreanus, is a tropical, trailing succulent whose thin trailing stems can reach 12 or more inches long. During the warmer months of the year it produces small, ray-less white flowers enjoyed by bees and other small pollinators. Provide a sharply draining, cactus-like soil allowing it to become moderately dry between waterings although they can tolerate slightly more water during the growing season. The String of Watermelons makes an easy windowsill plant, hanging basket specimen, and table top decoration or use it in one of the head pots for an interesting specimen plant. Provide high or bright indirect light outdoors but they can also tolerate some cool direct sunlight indoors. Item# 12675

Grows To: 1-2"H x Trailing to 12-18"+L
Outdoor Light: Bright shade, Filtered shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
Currently In Stock: 21
US$14.99

Violacea Silver Squill, Wood Hyacinth, Scilla

Ledebouria socialis 'Violacea'

Loose hyacinth-like spikes of dainty green flowers with recurving petals and contrasting dark purple filaments and yellow stamens are held above the narrow silvery foliage with dark green spots and reddish-purple reverses in spring after a dry winter dormancy. This is an easy to grow dwarf scilla or squill, tentatively Ledebouria socialis 'Violacea' as there are many similar horticultural forms within this species, is a dwarf growing, evergreen herbaceous tropical succulent that grows from a thickened above ground bulb and readily multiplies happily filling its container. This should make an easy windowsill, porch, or patio plant where it receives bright indirect sunlight or a small amount of cool early morning or filtered sunlight. Provide this easy to grow plant with a well-drained, cactus-like soil and allow the soil to become moderately dry between waterings. If it gets too dry it will wilt to let you know but it readily recovers once moisture is applied. During active growth, average moisture is preferred and it can be allowed to remain a good deal dryer when dormant. We ship 3 or more bulbs actively growing in a 2.25" pot. Item# 12453

Grows To: 2-4"H x 6-8"W
Outdoor Light: Bright shade, Cool direct sunlight like early morning or very late evening, Filtered shade
2.25 inch Pot / 9.7 fl.oz. / 287 ml
Currently In Stock: 8
US$9.99

Clusters of pure white flowers are borne from spring to frost on this easy and adaptable perennial. With a low, naturally spreading to weeping habit White Trailing Lantana makes an excellent choice for the garden or as a spiller in mixed containers. Excellent for butterflies, bees and other pollinators. Evergreen in mild winter climates and makes a wonderful freely flowering groundcover. Item# 10791.

Grows To: 1-2'H x 4-6'+W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun

Woolly Rose-Mallow, Hairy Swamp Mallow

Hibiscus moscheutos var. lasiocarpos

Clusters of medium to large cupped white flowers that are centered by a deep burgundy eye are produced in summer and sit atop a sturdy stems cloaked in grayish to nearly white foliage. The Woolly Rose-Mallow or Swamp Mallow, a form of Hibiscus moscheutos var. lasiocarpos, is sure to be a standout hardy clump-forming perennial that will produce more and more flowering stems each year eventually developing into a rounded mass of nearly white foliage topped by clusters of flowers. The flowers normally remain open until about midday but may stay open nearly all day on overcast or cloudy days. The Woolly Rose-Mallow is adaptable to moist to wet to average moist, fertile soils and is an easy choice for pondside and bog plantings. The flowers attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Provide a full to mostly sunny site for optimum vigor and flowering. Item# 12197

Grows To: 4-6'H x 4-5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
Currently In Stock: 0
US$14.99
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Yellow Boy Mexican Hat, Grey Headed Coneflower, Upright Prairie Coneflower, Red Hats

Ratibida columnifera 'Yellow Boy', R. columnaris, Rudbeckia columnifera

Brilliant golden yellow drooping petals surround the tall gray cones from late spring to fall. This is a solid yellow flowered seed grown strain that we have selected. Mexican Hat is an easy to grow clump forming perennial with finely textured blue-gray foliage. A tough, drought resistant, hardy and reliable US native perennial. The disc flowers that compose the 'cone' attract a variety of smaller pollinators. Item# 10985

Grows To: 18-24''H x 24-30''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
Currently In Stock: 0
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The heavily variegated foliage is broadly edged, splotched, and flecked with creamy white and the variegation may also overlay patches of the green creating a silvery look. The young leaves are reddish purple eventually lightening to pink and finally maturing to cream. Not only does this beautifully variegated Sweet Olive look great but it also has excellent flower power with the show of sweetly fragrant clusters of creamy white blossoms beginning in fall and continuing into spring. Yinbi Shuanghui Sweet Olive is sure to make a statement in the garden and landscape year round. It is tolerant of full sun conditions, unlike many variegated plants, but it has also proven to be reliably cold hardy into zone 7B. Provide a full sun to partly shaded location in a well-drained, average moist, fertile soil for optimum vigor and flowering. Item# 12366

Grows To: 8-12'H x 4-8'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
Quart Pot / 30 fl.oz. / 887 ml
Currently In Stock: 2
US$29.99
Cannot Ship To: AZ, CA

A rosette of mid-green leaves with irregular white cross bands. Occasionally produces a succession of white star like blooms from the center of the plant. Use this larger growing Cryptanthus in mixed container gardens for a striking color and texture contrast.Item # 760.

Grows To: 6-10''H x 10-16''W
Outdoor Light: Light shade, Early AM sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 12
US$14.99
Cannot Ship To: HI

Tall spikes of sunny yellow, pea-shaped, bee-pollinated flowers that age to orange with a purplish tinge are produced beginning in mid to late spring with the show lasting for weeks that is aided by the production of secondary flowering shoots. Solar Flare Prairieblues™ Baptisia or False Indigo is a hardy clump-forming taprooted perennial that emerges in early spring with purplish young foliage and stems that slowly matures to the typical light gray green. Baptisias could be considered the Lupine of the South and each will produce more and more flowering stems eventually devoloping into a dense rounded mound of foliage and flowers. A hybrid of two of our native species, the Prairieblues Baptisias were selected not only for their unique colors but also for their extra large flower spikes, durability, and vigor. Images courtesy of Dr. Jim Ault, Chicagoland Grows®, Inc., all rights reserved. Item# 12285

Grows To: 4'H x 4-5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 21
US$14.99

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