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Let's Argue About Plants

Dec 15, 2023

Plants with a silvery sheen stand out beautifully against the sea of green that fills most garden beds. In this episode, Danielle, Carol, and their guest will highlight some shimmering shrubs, drought-tolerant perennials, a tiny dwarf conifer, and even an unusual silvery vine with a bit of a back story. Perhaps one of these lovely, luminous plants could be the silver bullet solution to one of your own garden design dilemmas 

Chloë Bowers, a garden designer based in southwestern Connecticut, is the moderator for Fine Gardening’s Northeast Gardening Answers forum. Join the conversation here: 


Danielle's Plants 

'Quicksilver' hebe (Hebe pimelioides 'Quicksilver', Zones 7b-9) 

Woolly thyme (Thymus pseudolanuginosus, Zones 5-9) 

Silver sage (Salvia argentea, Zones 5-8) 

'Angel Wings' sea cabbage (Senecio candicans 'Angel Wings', Zones 8–10) 


Carol's Plants  

Pimoko Serbian spruce (Picea omorika Pimoko’, Zones 4-9) 

Sea kale (Crambe maritima, Zones, Zones 5-9) 

'Elijah Blue' fescue (Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue', Zones 4-8) 

Kintzleys Ghost’ honeysuckle vine (Lonicera Kintzleys Ghost, Zones 4-8)   


Expert’s Plants  

Pussytoes (Antennaria plantaginifolia, Zones 3-8) 

Blunt mountain mint (Pycnanthemum muticum, Zones 4-8) 

Pearly everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea, Zones 3-8) 

Prairie sage (Artemisia ludoviciana, Zones 3-7)