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PLANTS WITH VARIEGATED FOLIAGE

CATEGORIES:  Annuals & Perennials  |  Shrubs & Climbers |  Trees

Plants with variegated (showing patches of different colours) leaves usually stand out from the masses of normal green foliage. This gives these plants a strong point of differentiation and makes them stand out in the landscape. Variegated foliage is useful in gardens for creating contrasting colour combinations and attracting attention from onlookers.

Acorus gramineus ‘Golden Edge’
JAPANESE RUSH
Acorus gramineus ‘Variegatus’
JAPANESE RUSH
Agapanthus africanus ‘Summer Gold’
DWARF VARIEGATED AGAPANTHUS

Acorus-gramineus-‘Golden-Edge’E

Acorus-gramineus-‘Variegatus’E

Agapanthus-africanus-‘Summer-Gold’E I

Agapanthus praecox subsp orientalis
‘Blue Zebra’
TALL VARIEGATED AGAPANTHUS
Ajuga reptans ‘Burgundy Glow’
CARPET BUGLE
Alternathera bettzickiana
* JOYWEED or COPPERLEAF
Agapanthus-praecox-subsp-orientalis-‘Blue-Zebra’E I Ajuga-reptans-‘Burgundy-Glow’E D Alternathera-bettzickianaE
Carex hachijoensis ‘Evergold’
VARIEGATED SEDGE
Chlorophytum comosum ‘Vittatum’
HEN AND CHICKENS
Chlorophytum saundersiae ‘Starlight’
VARIEGATED WEEPING ANTHERICUM
Carex-hachijoensis-‘Evergold’E Chlorophytum-comosum-‘Vittatum’E I Chlorophytum-saundersiae-‘Starlight’E I
Hosta ‘Yellow Spot’
* PLANTAIN LILY
Hypoestes sanguinolenta
POLKA DOT PLANT
Liriope muscari ‘Silver Ribbon’
SILVER LILY TURF
Hosta-‘Yellow-Spot’D Hypoestes-sanguinolentaE Liriope-muscari-‘Silver-Ribbon’
Liriope muscari ‘Variegata’
VARIEGATED LILY TURF
Mentha suaveolens ‘Variegata’
VARIEGATED APPLE MINT
Miscanthus sinensis ‘Silver’
VARIEGATED GRASS
Liriope-muscari-‘Variegata’D Mentha-suaveolens-‘Variegata’E Miscanthus-sinensis-‘Silver’D
Miscanthus sinensis ‘Zebrinus’
ZEBRA GRASS
Ophiopogon jaburan ‘Vittatus’
VARIEGATED MONDO GRASS
Pelargonium zonale ‘Mrs Pollock’
VARIEGATED GERANIUM
Miscanthus-sinensis-‘Zebrinus’D Ophiopogon-jaburan-‘Vittatus’E Pelargonium-zonale-‘Mrs-Pollock’E
Pelargonium zonale
‘Wilhelm Languth’

VARIEGATED GERANUIM
Pennisetum setaceum ‘Fireworks’
RAINBOW FOUNTAIN GRASS
Salvia officinalis ‘Icterina’
GOLDEN VARIEGATED SAGE
Pelargonium-zonale-‘Wilhelm-Languth’E Pennisetum-setaceum-‘Fireworks’D Salvia-officinalis-‘Icterina’E
Salvia officinalis ‘Tricolor’
VARIEGATED SAGE
Sansevieria trifasciata
MOTHER-IN-LAW’S TONGUE
Solenostemon scuttelarioides
JOSEPH’S COAT or COLEUS
Salvia-officinalis-‘Tricolor’E Sansevieria-trifasciataE

Solenostemon-scuttelarioidesE

Tropaeolum majus ‘Alaska’
VARIEGATED NASTURTIUM
Tulbaghia violacea ‘Silver Lace’
VARIEGATED WILD GARLIC
Tropaeolum-majus-‘Alaska’E Tulbaghia-violacea-‘Silver-Lace’E B

* Alternathera bettzickiana – all colours are variegated.
* Plantain lily – many variegated hosta cultivars exist in gardens.

DECIDUOUS:  Plants that shed or lose foliage annually at the end of their growing season.
EVERGREEN:  Plants that retain their green leaves throughout the year.
INDIGENOUS:  Plants that originate or occur naturally in a place; native.
BULB:  Plants that have underground, fleshy storage structures.


Abelia  x grandiflora ‘Cardinal’
VARIEGATED ABELIA
Abelia x grandiflora ‘Kaleidoscope’
GOLDEN VARIEGATED ABELIA
Acalypha wilkesiana
hybrids & cultivars
COPPER LEAF
Abelia--x-grandiflora-‘Cardinal’E Abelia-x-grandiflora-‘Kaleidoscope’E Acalypha-wilkesiana-hybrids-and-cultivarsE
Aucuba japonica ‘Variegata’
JAPANESE LAUREL
Caryopteris clandonensis
‘Summer Sorbet’
VARIEGATED BLUE SPIRAEA
Citrofortunella microcarpa ‘Variegata’
VARIEGATED CALAMONDIN
Aucuba-japonica-‘Variegata’E Caryopteris-clandonensis-‘Summer-Sorbet’D Citrofortunella-microcarpa-‘Variegata’E
Codiaeum variegatum
hybrids and cultivars
CROTON
Coprosma repens ‘Marble Chips’
MIRROR BUSH
Coprosma repens ‘Picturata’
MIRROR BUSH
Codiaeum-variegatum-hybrids-and-cultivars Coprosma-repens-‘Marble-Chips’E Coprosma-repens‘Picturata’E
Cordyline banksii  ‘Electric Star’
CABBAGE TREE
Cordyline banksii ‘Electric Flash’
CABBAGE TREE
Cordyline banksii ‘Electric Pink’
CABBAGE TREE
Cordyline-banksii--‘Electric-Star’E Cordyline-banksii-‘Electric-Flash’E Cordyline-banksii-‘Electric-Pink’ E
Duranta ‘Goldmine’
GOLDEN DEWDROP
Duranta repens ‘Aussie’
GOLDEN DEWDROP
Elaeagnus x ebbingei ‘Gilt Edge’
RUSSIAN SILVER OLIVE
Duranta-‘Goldmine’E D Duranta-repens-‘Aussie’E D Elaeagnus-x-ebbingei-‘Gilt-Edge’E
Euonymous japonicus ‘Aureomarginatus’
JAPANESE SPINDLE
Euryops pectinatus ‘Variegatus’
VARIEGATED GOLDEN DAISY
Hebe x franciscana ‘Variegata’
VARIEGATED VERONICA
Euonymous-japonicus-‘Aureomarginatus’E Euryops-pectinatus-‘Variegatus’E I Hebe-x-franciscana-‘Variegata’E
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis ‘Mattensis’
VARIEGATED HIBISCUS
Hypericum x moserianum ‘Tricolor’
VARIEGATED ST JOHN’S WORT
Leucadendron ‘Jester’
VARIEGATED CONE BUSH
hibiscus_variegatedE
variegated_st_johnD Leucadendron-‘Jester’E I
Ligustrum ‘Pygmy Tricolor’
DWARF VARIEGATED PRIVET
Ligustrum ovalifolium ‘Aureum’
GOLDEN PRIVET
Pandorea  jasminoides ‘Charisma’
VARIEGATED BOWER PLANT
Ligustrum-‘Pygmy-Tricolor’E Ligustrum-ovalifolium-‘Aureum’D Pandorea--jasminoides-‘Charisma’E C
Phormium ‘Pink Stripe’
NEW ZEALAND FLAX
Phormium ‘Yellow Wave’
NEW ZEALAND FLAX
Solanum rantonnetii ‘Variegatum’
VARIEGATED POTATO BUSH
Phormium-‘Pink-Stripe’E Phormium-‘Yellow-Wave’E Solanum-rantonnetii-‘Variegatum’E D
Succulent Agave americana
‘Medio – Picta’

VARIEGATED CENTURY PLANT
Succulent Agave angustifolia ‘Variegata’
NARROW LEAF CENTURY PLANT
Succulent Agave desmetiana
‘Joe Hoak’
CENTURY PLANT
Succulent-Agave-americana-‘Medio-–-Picta’E
Succulent-Agave-angustifolia-‘Variegata’E Succulent-Agave-desmetiana-‘Joe-Hoak’E
Succulent Furcraea foetida var mediopicta
MAURITIUS HEMP
Succulent Pedilanthus tithymaloides ‘Variegatus’
ZIG ZAG PLANT
Thymus citriodorus ‘Lemon Variegated’
VARIEGATED LEMON THYME
Succulent-Furcraea-foetida-var-mediopictaE
Succulent-Pedilanthus-tithymaloides-‘Variegatus’D
Thymus-citriodorus-‘Lemon-Variegated’E
Trachelospermum asiaticum ‘Summer Sunset’
GOLDEN STAR JASMINE
Trachelospermum jasminoides ‘Chameleon’
CREAM FLECKED STAR JASMINE
Viburnum tinus ‘Variegata’
LAURESTINUS
Trachelospermum-asiaticum-‘Summer-Sunset’E C Trachelospermum-jasminoides-‘Chameleon’E  C Viburnum-tinus-‘Variegata’E

DECIDUOUS:  Plants that shed or lose foliage annually at the end of their growing season.
EVERGREEN:  Plants that retain their green leaves throughout the year.
INDIGENOUS:  Plants that originate or occur naturally in a place; native.
CLIMBER:  Plants that climb.


Acer negundo ‘ Elegantissima’
GHOST MAPLE
Ficus aspera
CLOWN FIG
Ficus benjamina ‘Starlight’
VARIEGATED WEEPING FIG
ghost_mapleD clown_figE ficus-starlightE
Ficus microcarpa ‘Hawaii’
VARIEGATED INDIAN LAUREL
Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Variegata’
VARIEGATED SWEET GUM
indian-laureklE gum_sweetD

DECIDUOUS:  Plants that shed or lose foliage annually at the end of their growing season.
EVERGREEN:  Plants that retain their green leaves throughout the year.


Whilst every care and caution has been taken in compiling these lists in terms of correctness and accuracy, Blackwood’s, nor any of their employees can be held liable or responsible if any of the recommendations are found to be incorrect in any way whatsoever. They are merely a guide to help gardeners and staff in finding solutions to gardening problems. All plants listed may not be available for sale at times. They do however all grow in the greater Pietermaritzburg area and surrounding districts and are to be found growing successfully in gardens.