Walking behind the shade pavilion "greenhouse" the other day I was struck by the bright shades of this Disporum cantoniense 'Moonlight'.
Variegation does that in the low-light of winter, a little bit of light, shining brightly.
Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard' is a great example of this trick. Arriving home at dusk one evening I was surprised to find them glowing.
The Yucca recurvifolia 'Margaritaville' has the same qualities, but with a bit of subtle class about it.
If I were able to grow big monster sized Agave americana 'Variegata' in the front garden I'm sure their impact would be magnificent. As it is I appreciate their brightness just outside the back door.
Fatshedera lizei 'Aurea Maculata' (or whatever the heck it's name is) has extremely subtle variegation.
But I adore it.
The Yucca 'Bright Star' is already getting it's characteristic winter-time discolored splotches on it's lower leaves. I wish this were a tougher plant in my garden, Nonetheless it glows.
The phormium that survived last winter! A NOID with great yellow variegation.
And finally Pleioblastus fortunei looking as lush as a summer's day. These visions of bright, creamy, variegation are my contribution to this month's Foliage Follow-up. An opportunity provided to us by Pam, and her blog Digging, to join others in appreciating the role spectacular foliage plays in our gardens.
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