A remarkable foliage plant with a soft and alluring look, ‘Longwood Silver’ is equally suited to the border or a container, quickly developing felted silvery leaves that become greenish gray and more textured as they mature. Thick, fuzzy purple-hued stems seem to glow and match the color of the branching lilac-hued flower spikes.
Size: 2' 0" high x 3' 0" wide.
Hardy to zone 8.
With decoratively toothed margins and prominent veins, thick rounded green foliage flaunts sumptuous dark reddish purple flipsides, while the same rich hue suffuses the succulent stems, long leaf petioles and midribs. The stunning foliar contrast is reason enough to plant this south African beauty, but the delightful late season showing of speckled dark lilac flowers on long spires makes it indispensable.
Size: 10" high x 18" – 2' 0" wide.
Hardy to zone 9.