Gray leafy herbaceous plants
The gray leafy herbaceous plants are generally very common, some specimens are found in most of the gardens; in recent years, however, we tend to prefer these plants to form entire borders or small garden corners, to offer an unusual glance, and also to make the most of plants that are generally rich in value: many gray-leafed plants in fact delight us with their particular leaves and prolonged blooms; in most cases they have few needs and are easy to cultivate, also suitable for beginners or those with little time to devote to the garden; in general they are plants with a fairly long life and therefore they can cheer us for many years, some annuals are utoseminano without problems. Many of these plants have always been cultivated in gardens, others are also present in the woods and meadows of the whole of Europe. The list reported here is certainly not exhaustive, we only mention the most commonly available plants on the market.
Herbaceous with gray leaf: Aromatic plants
Aromatic plants such as sage, rosemary, lavender and santolina are undoubtedly among the gray leaf plants. entered the gardens and vegetable gardens for the consumption of the leaves, today the species with particular flowers or leaves are also cultivated, not necessarily usable in the kitchen; over the years they have also been decorative hybrid products. There are hybrids of lavender with a pink or white flower, and L. stoechas, with its beautiful dark purple or purple flowers, is also increasingly grown. For many years the flowerbeds of annuals contain some specimens of Salvia splendens, with red, pink or white flowers, as we see cultivars of salvia officinalis with dark or variegated leaves, but there are numerous other species of sage of very easy cultivation, with flowers very persistent and decorative. Santolina is also found in the gray-leaf flowerbeds, with not very bright flowers, but very particular leaves.