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The best golden foliage plants

Whatever the season, plants in shades of gold, yellow and cream are gleaming garden treasures


Dig for more gold
(by Anne Marie Van Nest)
The list of new, golden-leafed plants keeps growing. Here are a few more to look for:

‘Golden Jubilee' anise hyssop (Agastache foeniculum ‘Golden Jubilee')
Full sun, 40 to 50 centimetres high, Zone 5

‘Golden Nugget' barberry (Berberis thunbergii ‘Golden Nugget')
Full sun, 30 by 45 centimetres, Zone 4

‘Kelly's Gold' peach-leafed bellflower (Campanula persicifolia ‘Kelly's Gold')

Full sun, 60 by 30 centimetres, Zone 4

‘Golden Spirit' smoke tree (Cotinus ‘Golden Spirit')
Full sun to part shade, up to 2.5 metres high, Zone 5

‘Aureola' hakone grass (Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola')

Full sun to part shade, 40 by 60 centimetres, Zone 4

‘Cannon's Gold' spotted deadnettle (Lamium maculatum ‘Cannon's Gold')

Full sun to full shade, 20 by 45 centimetres, Zone 3

‘Illumination' periwinkle (Vinca minor ‘Illumination')
Full sun to part shade, 10 to 15 by 60 to 90 centimetres, Zone 4

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