I have 5 varieties of Abelia in my garden. There are 3 with particularly attractive foliage:
|Abelia x grandiflora 'Confetti'|
|Abelia x grandiflora 'Hopley's'|
|Abelia x grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope' (recovering nicely from an earlier haircut)|
Do images of bad foliage belong in these posts? The Duranta 'Gold Mound' and its relative, 'Burlesque,' darkened again this winter. Last year, its mottled appearance caused me to yank out some of these plants but, as I found that most regained their gold/chartreuse color as the days grew longer and the temperatures became warmer, I decided to be more patient this year. Still, I can't say that I'm happy with the seasonal foliage changes associated with this plant.
|Duranta 'Burlesque' (I think)|
In contrast, I'm very pleased with the feathery foliage of Euphorbia 'Dean's Hybrid.'
|Euphorbia 'Dean's Hybrid'|
I recently picked up 3 Francoa, drawn mainly by the plant's ruffled foliage. It's too new to this garden to draw any conclusions about how well it will perform here.
|Francoa sonchifolia 'Rogerson's Form'|
I love true Geraniums and 'Katherine Adele' is one of my favorites, due mainly to its attractive foliage. The flowers, when they appear, are a subtle accompaniment.
|Geranium x oxomiaum 'Katherine Adele'|
I added 2 new Coleus to the shadier end of the bed vacated by my former Eucalyptus tree late last month.
|Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Electric Lime Coleus'|
|Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Mocha Mint Coleus'|
I'll close with a mix of foliage textures making an appearance on my slope.
|Oenothera speciosa, Geranium incanum (a weed here) and Sedum (No ID)|
For links to more foliage photos, please go to Pam's Digging blog.