Colored leaves last a lot longer than any flower, and since they cover the plant from top to bottom, provide more visual impact too.
More Information About Yellow/Gold Foliage Plants
Plants with gold or yellow foliage put the Midas touch in your garden!
If you have a dull dark spot in the garden, and you want season-long color to brighten it, nothing works better than plants with gold or yellow foliage. Colored leaves last a lot longer than any flower, and since they cover the plant from top to bottom, provide more visual impact too. Here at Plant Delights Nursery, we have a huge on-line catalog of perennials and we have culled it to create this mini-catalog of plants with gold or yellow foliage.
Our Favorite Yellow and Gold Leaf Plants
- Acorus – tough, low maintenance woodland perennials, some with yellow foliage, that make great accent plants.
- Aralia – woody, herbaceous perennials, some (Aralia ‘Sun King’) with brilliantly bright golden leaves.
- Aucuba – known for large, shiny, variegated leaves that are often variegated in patterns of yellow or gold.
- Carex - ornamental grasses, many with a variety of variegated gold and yellow leaves.
- Liriope – tough, drought resistant, evergreen member of the lily family.
- Colocasia – perennial favorite with foliage ranging from glossy black to yellow-gold.
- Dicentra – deer resistant perennials with yellow and gold leaved cultivars.
- Heuchera – wonderful groundcover with leaf colors that include green, chartreuse, yellow, peach, copper and purple, and every shade in between.
- Heucherella – hybrid of heuchera and tiarella, Heucherella ‘Solar Eclipse’ has brilliant foliage that intensifies with the heat.
- Hosta – many variegated yellow and gold leaved species available as well as purely gold foliaged varieties like Hosta ‘Age of Gold’.
- Illicium – evergreen shrubs with licorice scented foliage and cultivars that have gold and yellow foliage.
- Vinca – heat and drought tolerant ground cover with cultivars that have variegated green and gold foliage.
- Yucca – US and Mexican natives with many variegated yellow and gold varieties.
There are plenty of other great plants with gold or yellow foliage. When you are ready to buy plants with gold or yellow foliage for your garden, check out our online list of plants with gold or yellow foliage for sale.