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Blue Foliage Plants

Blue Foliage Plants

Certain plants produce a thick coating of a waxy substance called cutin on their leaf surface that gives the foliage a blue or silvery appearance.

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Perennials with blue foliage make you green with envy! Certain plants produce a thick coating of a waxy substance called cutin on their leaf surface that gives the foliage a blue or silvery appearance. Some of the more well-known and popular blue foliage plants include agave, dianthus, hosta and yucca. But, there are some lesser known plants with azure-ability such as carex, dasylirion, elymus, eryngium, othonna, and rudbeckia. Here at Plant Delights Nursery, we have a huge on-line catalog, so we have created this blue foliage plant mini-catalog for you cerulean searchers.

We love to combine blue foliage plants with yellow flowered plants and with dark-leaved plants as they really stand out together. Blue foliage plants also go well with white, especially when the two colors occur together on a variegated leaf, as with hosta. When you are ready to buy blue foliage plants for your garden, check out our online list of blue foliage plants for sale.