Foliage Sentence Examples
There is beautiful foliage and stunning children everywhere.
He looked at the row of birches shining in the sunshine, with their motionless green and yellow foliage and white bark.
The heat of the sun had withered the cut foliage and it was unsightly.
The enamelled decoration on the lamps is restricted to lettering, scrolls and conventional foliage; on other objects figure-subjects of all descriptions are freely used.
After the fruit has set, the foliage should be refreshed and cleansed by the daily use of the syringe or garden engine.Advertisement
The foliage in all cases is handsome.
But when it grows in dense woods, where the lower branches decay and drop off early, only a small head of foliage remaining at the tapering summit, its stem, though frequently of great height, is rarely more than 11 or 2 ft.
Visiting in October, you should catch the end of the stunning autumn foliage.
I have to peek through the jungle foliage to see the village itself.
The green feathery foliage grows rapidly; can stand crowding.Advertisement
A species of weeping maple (shidare-momiji) dresses itself in peachy-red foliage and is trained into many picturesque shapes, though not without detriment to its longevity.
To the north-east of the Fort is the Lake, a ramifying sheet of fresh water, which adds greatly to the beauty of the site of Colombo, its banks being clothed with luxuriant foliage and flowers.
Uromyces Erythronii, a rust, sometimes causes considerable injury to the foliage of species of Lilium and other bulbous plants, forming large discoloured blotches on the leaves.
White tinged pink scented flowers among congested evergreen foliage.
The dense foliage of trees was always a major cause of anxiety.Advertisement
The vigorous upright bush of medium height is well-clothed with luxuriant bright green foliage.
Named after his mother, it is now a popular bronze foliage choice.
The fruit is at first coral-red, afterwards dark purple or almost black, and the foliage dies off a rich claret.
During the warmer months, however, the mountain sides are richly clothed with the foliage of maple, mountain ash, apple, pear and walnut trees; the orchards furnish, not only apples and pears, but peaches, cherries, mulberries and apricots; and the farmers grow sufficient corn to export.
This is an excellent variety, cultivated for its mass of deeply divided, silver foliage.Advertisement
Campana.-Very neat dwarf crowded foliage; scape 1 1/2 feet with bell-shaped head of rosy-lilac flowers.
Chelidonii, of doubtful hardiness, from the Himalayas, with charming pale lilac flowers and greyish-green foliage.
There are now several species available, all of them handsome decorative bushes, both as regards foliage and flowers.
The humid climate causes the foliage here, as in other parts of Malaya, to be very luxuriant, and the contrast presented by the bright green on every side and the rich red laterite of the roads is striking.
It is of cast bronze enriched with delicate scroll-work foliage, and with numbers of well-modelled statuettes.Advertisement
The foliage much resembles that of the Scotch fir, but is shorter, denser and more rigid; the cones are smaller but similar in form.
The black pine, P. austriaca, generally now regarded as a variety of P. Laricio, derives its name from the extreme depth of its foliage tints - the sharp, rigid, rather long leaves of a dark green hue giving a sombre aspect to the tree.
In plantations its bright foliage, with the orange cones and young shoots, render it an ornamental tree, hardy in southern Britain.
P. Pinea is the stone pine of "Italy; its spreading rounded canopy of light green foliage, supported on a tall and often branchless trunk, forms a striking feature of the landscape in that country, as well as in some other Mediterranean lands.
The most marked feature of the tree is its long tufted foliage - the leaves, of a bright green tint, springing from long white sheaths, being often a foot in length.
The beautiful Monterey pine, P. insignis, distinguished by the brilliant colour of its foliage, has the leaves in tufts of three or four; the lower cone-scales have recurved points.
Wilting of the foliage followed by the discoloration of the stem and branches is characteristic of a disease of the potato known as "Blackleg."
It is one of the handsomest of conifers, forming an elongated cone of foliage, which in some gardens has already reached 70 or 80 ft.
In one small chamber there was cleared a frieze, of cupids intermingled with foliage; but in this, after the first moments of illusion, it was only possible to acknowledge the hand of some unknown late and lax decorator of the school, influenced as much by Raphael as by Leonardo.
The leaves, which bear the sporangia, are dichotomous, and do not form definite cones, but alternate in irregular zones with the foliage leaves.
The art of these countries is mainly geometrical, and allows only of monograms crowned with laurels, of peacocks, of animals gambolling amid foliage, of fruit and flowers, of crosses which are either svastikas of Hindu and Mycenaean type, or so lost in enveloping arabesques as to be merely decorative.
Several species have deliciously aromatic foliage, the most well-known being common sage, Salvia officinalis.
They are very striking in flower with the contrast of textures against the lush foliage.
Outer foliage may turn purplish in very cold weather.
Like the Gorse and a few other shrubs of the Pea family, they delight in a dry, sandy soil, and when in flower, which is during several weeks in late summer and in autumn, they are pretty, their foliage being light and elegant.
Nearly approaching this is P. excelsa, the Bhotan pine, which differs chiefly in its longer cones and drooping glaucous foliage.
P. occidentalis, a five-leaved pine with pale-green foliage and small ovate cones, is found on the high mountains of Santo Domingo and Cuba.
P. Ayacahuite, the common white pine of Mexico, spreads southwards on to the mountains of Guatemala, it is a large tree with glaucous foliage like P. Strobus, and yields a valuable resin.
It withstands the sea and mountain breezes better than most other timber trees, and is often planted near farm-houses and cottages in exposed localities for the sake of its dense foliage.
The lobed shape of its leaf and its dense foliage caused it to be confused with the true sycamore - Ficus sycamorus - of scripture.
The foliage of the typical form is bright green with very pointed lobes.
In Britain it is cultivated as an ornamental tree, as being conspicuous for its flowers in spring, and for its red fruit and foliage in autumn.
In cultivation the potato varies very greatly not only as to the season of its growth but also as to productiveness, the vigour and luxuriance of its foliage, the presence or relative absence of hairs, the form of the leaves, the size and colour of the flowers, &c. The tubers vary greatly in size, form and colour; gardeners divide them into rounded forms and long forms or "kidneys," and there are of course varieties intermediate in form.
To the unaided eye the disease is seen as purplish brown or blackish blotches of various sizes, at first on the tips and edges of the leaves, and ultimately upon the leaf-stalks and the larger stems. On gathering the foliage for examination, especially in humid weather, these dark blotches are seen to be putrid, and when the disease takes a bad form the dying leaves give out a highly offensive odour.
Other ferns, Scitamineae, orchids and climbing Aroideae are very numerous, the last named profusely adorning the forests with their splendid dark-green foliage.
Later, the fragrance of its flowers, rich in honey, attracts innumerable bees; in the autumn the foliage becomes a clear yellow but soon falls.
The inner face .of the arches, with the spandrils and the pilasters which support them, are covered with flowers and foliage of delicate design and dainty execution, crusted in green serpentine, blue lapis lazuli and red and purple porphyry.
Neither did the giraffe acquire its long neck by desiring to reach the foliage of more lofty shrubs, and constantly stretching its neck for the purpose, but because any varieties which occurred among its antitypes with a longer neck than usual at once secured a fresh range of pasture over the same ground as their shorter-necked companions, and on the first scarcity of food were thereby enabled to outlive them."
In these primeval forests the vegetation is excessively rank; passage has to be forced through thick underwood and creeping plants, between giant trees, whose foliage shuts out the sun's rays; and the land teems with animal and insect life of every form and colour.
No plant is correctly termed a grass which is not a member of this family, but the word is in common language also used, generally in combination, for many plants of widely different affinities which possess some resemblance (often slight) in foliage to true grasses; e.g.
Some Commelinaceae and Marantaceae approach grasses in foliage; the leaves of Allium, &c., possess a ligule; the habit of some palms reminds one of the bamboos; and Juncaceae and a few Liliaceae possess an inconspicuous scarious perianth.
One of these was a cartoon or monochrome painting of Adam and Eve in tempera, and in this, besides the beauty of the figures, the infinite truth and elaboration of the foliage and animals in the background are celebrated in terms which bring to mind the treatment of the subject by Albrecht Darer in his famous engraving done thirty years later.
In addition to the first foliage-leaves and the adult type of leaf, there are often produced leaves which are intermediate both in shape and structure between the seedling and adult foliage.
The female flowers of the Taxaceae assume another form; in Microcachrys (Tasmania) the reproductive structures are spirally disposed, and form small globular cones made up of red fleshy scales, to each of which is attached a single ovule enclosed by an integument and partially invested by an arillus; in Dacrydium the carpellary leaves are very similar to the foliage leaves - each bears one ovule with two integuments, the outer of which constitutes an arillus.
The deciduous plants lose their foliage in the dry season but revive with the winter rains.
Higher up the slopes are covered with small heath, Bruniaceae, Rutaceae, &c. All plants with permanent foliage are thickly covered with hair.
As with other plants growing near water it keeps its leaves longer than do trees in drier situations, and the glossy green foliage lasting after other trees have put on the red or brown of autumn renders it valuable for landscape effect.
The habit of the plant depends on the degree of branching rather than upon the foliage.
This indicates that less attention has been paid to the straw than to the grain, for it is certain that, were it desirable, a great range of variation might be induced in the foliage and straw.
The conventional foliage decorating the capitals is of great beauty and variety, and extends to spandrils, bosses, &c. In the spandrils of the arches of the nave, transept or choir arcades, diaper work is occasionally found, as in the transept of Westminster Abbey.
This idea that material representation involves a profanation of divine personages, while disallowing all religious art which goes beyond scroll-work, spirals, flourishes and geometrical designs, yet admits to the full of secular art; and accordingly the iconoclastic emperors replaced the holy pictures in churches with frescoes of hunting scenes, and covered their palaces with garden scenes where men were plucking fruit and birds singing amid the foliage.
Amongst indefinite forms the simplest occurs when a lateral shoot produced in the axil of a large single foliage leaf of the plant ends in a single flower, the axis of the plant elongating beyond, as in Veronica hederifolia, Vinca minor and Lysimachia nemorum.
In Labiate plants, as the dead-nettle (Lamium), the flowers are produced in the axil of each of the foliage leaves of the plant, and they appear as if arranged in a simple whorl of flowers.
In many cases the cones have been found in connexion with branches bearing characteristic Calamarian foliage.
The different forms of leaf may occur on the same plant, the deeply divided foliage often characterizing the main stem, while the cuneate leaves were borne on lateral shoots.
It is probable that these stems belonged to plants with the fructification and foliage of Cycads, taking that group in the widest sense.
In habit some species of Alethopteris resembled the recent Angiopteris, while the Neuropteris foliage may be compared with that of an Osmunda.
It has now been established that the form-genus Pecopteris, once regarded as representing the typical Marattiaceous foliage, was in part made up of seed-bearing plants.
In 1905 Grand' Eury discovered the seeds of Pecopteris Pluckeneti, an Upper Coal Measure species, attached, in immense numbers, to the fronds, which are but little modified as compared with the ordinary vegetative foliage.
In fact, if the foliage alone were taken into account, the Cordaiteae might be described as simple-leaved Cycads.
Plants referred to Schimper's genus Lomatopteris and to Cycadopteris of Zigno afford instances of the difficulty of distinguishing between the foliage of Ferns and Cycads.
Williamson was the first to express the opinion that the Bennettitean flowers known as Williamsonia were borne on the trunks which terminated in a crown of pinnate fronds of the type long known as Zamites gigas; this view was regarded by Saporta and others as incorrect, and the nature of the Bennettitean foliage was left an open question.
The female plant grows to a greater height than the male, and its foliage is darker and more luxuriant, but the plant takes from five to six weeks longer to ripen.
No matter where they were living, Jackson always made a trip to New England during peak foliage.
It provides information on bacterial diseases of the popular foliage plants anthurium, dieffenbachia, philodendron, and syngonium.
The Gaucho is no longer able to protect him and 3 small green aphids now lurk in his foliage.
In spring the butterflies often bask on bare ground, on low foliage or on bushes.
Our own native birches such as B. pendula and B. pubescens provide an excellent spring flush of foliage and wonderful autumn color.
This will help prevent chlorosis, produce dark green foliage with more intensive flower color.
There are four stylized chrysanthemums within a scrolling foliage border on the exterior of the bowl, with four stylized chrysanthemums below.
Remove the faded flowers of gladioli and allow the foliage to die back fully before lifting the corms to store over the winter.
Not a pebble of the ground, to the foliage of the highest branches, escapes the insatiable curiosity of this vigilant settler.
A tall hardy perennial, fennel has delicate, bright green foliage and yellow flowers.
In dry areas, choose plants that can tolerate drought - such plants often have gray or silver foliage.
The flowers are not particularly showy, although the berry-like drupes can be, when not hidden by the foliage.
Plenty of foliage adorns the sides of tracks, the draw distance is rather expansive and its framerate has nary a hitch.
Platies are prone to nibbling at plants, so very feathery foliage may disintegrate rapidly.
Siemens (1929) reported dermatitis from the foliage of silver fir; patch tests were not recorded.
A florist developed contact dermatitis from the foliage of balsam fir; a patch test produced a positive reaction (Kappes 1948 ).
However, it is possible to keep this solely for its beautiful foliage by removing the flower buds as they appear.
It is Carex ' Sparkler ', and has beautifully variegated foliage.
A film of winter grime covers others and many are hidden by overgrown foliage.
The large trees formed a perfect avenue overhead, and so thick was the overhanging foliage that the brilliant sunlight was almost obscured.
The pulpit is seventeenth century with bands of carved foliage.
Winter Garden Plants of winter interest featuring flowers, stems, foliage and berries to illustrate how gardens can still be attractive in winter.
Carole will be planting a variety of hardy annual foliage plants to create a foliage plants to create a foliage border.
It produces sweetly fragrant, urn-shaped double, blush pink flowers in dainty sprays, amid bright green foliage.
Water extracts from the roots and foliage have been shown to inhibit plant growth.
Infected potato haulms (foliage) may be composted in a good active heap.
Pest & disease watch Hellebore leaf spot can be a problem on old foliage of hellebore leaf spot can be a problem on old foliage of hellebores.
We have a honeysuckle in a container (not sure of name) which has variegated foliage.
It grows into a smaller tree than our common horse chestnut and has darker foliage.
Suspended in a frosty coating, these tassels resemble icicles hanging in there among glossy evergreen foliage.
Controlling pests Plants are often infested soon after being planted out and, if unchecked, foliage and flowers can become unsightly.
These are made up of a single flower and a piece of foliage, worn in their left lapel.
The blue flowered Ceratostigma is another valuable late bloomer which sees its blooms eventually give way to a glorious display of autumn foliage.
Santolina - cotton lavender, with delicate silver foliage, aromatic and has yellow daisy-like flowers.
They are viciously armed with thorns and have leathery, dark green foliage.
They look thinner, and their foliage is not so lush, but in fact, they have more fruit.
The dark maroon stems contrast against the foliage adding to its richness.
The reed cover is pierced and carved with foliage and five grotesque masks.
The foliage effects he has made using a 1 inch paintbrush are truly stunning.
It's a shrub grown for its foliage, as its tiny, greenish white flowers are not showy.
The upper corner spandrels have peripheral foliage engraving flanking the maker's signature.
The 12ins square dial is mounted with turban head and foliage spandrels, a silvered chapter ring, seconds ring and calendar aperture.
In addition Liatris spicata which has purple spikes will push through the foliage.
When the foliage dries more quickly, infections are reduced since, like almost all fungal spores, rust spores require water for germination.
Flower, Foliage, Containers, Scissors, although Tutor can supply some sundries at cost price as required.
The stems and foliage die down in winter leaving a stout taproot.
Loves to fly in wooded glades where tall flowering thistles abound rests at night among the foliage of trees.
Many species have sharp thorns to protect the foliage from browsing animals.
In spring the fresh green foliage is often tinged with pink, bronze or red.
A very pretty English silver plated tray, with engraved floral and foliage motifs, and a cartouche to the center.
The threadlike blue foliage and blue flower heads form dense upright tussocks.
The deep pink and white variegation in Spring is followed by pink, white and green foliage until leaf fall.
Oak Valley Wines Twenty acre vineyard which also grows foliage for the cut flower trade.
Chemical control Glyphosate is a non-selective total weedkiller applied to the foliage, where it is translocated throughout the weed.
Guiding Optimus Prime through acres of foliage whilst launching attacks on enemy units feels magnificently weighty.
The broad deeply-sinuated leaves with blunt rounded lobes are of a peculiar yellowish colour when the buds unfold in May, but assume a more decided green towards midsummer, and eventually become rather dark in tint; they do not change to their brown autumnal hue until late in October, and on brushwood and saplings the withered foliage is often retained until the spring.
Robur, but in old age the boughs generally curve downwards, and the tree acquires a wide spreading head; the bark is dark brown, becoming grey and furrowed in large trees; the foliage varies much, but in the prevailing kinds the leaves are very deeply sinuated, with pointed, often irregular lobes, the footstalks short, and furnished at the base with long linear stipules that do not fall with the leaf, but remain attached to the bud till the following spring, giving a marked feature to the young shoots.
The white poplar is an ornamental tree, from its graceful though somewhat irregular growth and its dense hoary foliage; it has, however, the disadvantage of throwing up numerous suckers for some yards around the trunk.
Albinism, with which variegated foliage may be considered, concerns a different set of causes, still obscure, and usually regarded as internal, though experiments go to show that some variegations are infectious.
They are most ravenous feeders, stripping bushes and trees completely of their foliage, and even fruit.
The familiar illustration of Lamarck's hypothesis is that of the giraffe, whose long neck might, he suggested, have been acquired by the efforts of a primitively short-necked race of herbivores who stretched their necks to reach the foliage of trees in a land where grass was deficient, the effort producing a distinct elongation in the neck of each generation, which was then transmitted to the next.
The general style of coloration of orioles is gaudy yellow and black, rendering them invisible in sunlit foliage, and quite different from the more sombre hues of the friar-birds; but in the islands of Bourou, Timor and Ceram the orioles have not only assumed the tints of friar-birds in general, but in each of the islands named a species of oriole has acquired the little peculiarities in colour of plumage possessed by the friar-bird of the same locality.
The dense foliage of the mango marks the site of almost every little homestead, no less an area than woo sq.
Sooty mold - Black fungus on foliage caused by sticky secretions from aphids.
The upper corner spandrels have peripheral foliage engraving flanking the maker 's signature.
Glyphosate may take several days to kill the foliage and sporulating blight lesions have been found on glyphosate treated haulm.
Spray with a recommended insecticide or remove some of the offending foliage.
Roof described above, with the addition of stenciled foliage decoration on some of the plaster between the rafters.
The Monk 's Door at the east end of the aisle has swirly foliage patterns in the carving.
The variegated varieties need rather a lot of sunlight in order to maintain the color of the foliage.
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana ' Treasure ' A plant beautifully enriched with golden variegation on light green foliage.
Viburnum opulus ' Harvest Gold ' is a very pretty deciduous shrub or small tree, with lovely yellow foliage.
But when viburnum flowers do n't have foliage as a backdrop to heighten their performance, then they have scent.
A vigorous medium grower amply clothed with heavy dark green foliage.
Some tulips will rebloom if they are planted at the proper depth in well-drained, properly fertilized soil and if the foliage is allowed to die back naturally and not trimmed while still green.
Having flowers or small foliage for decoration.
A white feline is set against a background of red peonies and green foliage, all on a royal blue glass bulb.
Elderberry grows through the United States on tall plants with thick green foliage.
Since flowering basil plants tend to stop producing foliage, it is important to continually harvest the leaves and pinch any buds that form so the leaves continue to flourish.
Altar arrangements and candelabra arrangements can also be done that feature fall foliage.
You could frame your flowers with a veil of their own, made up of foliage in shades of red, orange, yellow, and sometimes even brown.
Flowers and foliage are the perfect accents for an outdoor wedding pagoda.
Go classical with fall themed foliage and small gourds decorating a classically frosted cake.
Because September can be a colorful time of year with still blooming gardens and color-changing foliage, it is important to coordinate the use of wedding colors without overdoing it.
Both islands offer exquisite national parks with gorgeous foliage and extensive trails.
Bermuda Cruises are a favorite for departure ports in the northeastern United States, and New England and Canadian cruises are seasonal variations that explore magnificent autumn foliage.
The summer and fall months are the busiest for itineraries leaving from the Big Apple, simply because New England and Canadian destinations are among the most popular for fall foliage tours.
It is usually in a separate area of the deck and restfully decorated with lush foliage, mosaic tiles, and other sumptuous details.
One of the most popular Hudson River cruises from New York offered by the company is its Fall Foliage tour.
A. palmatum atro-sanguineum, with very rich crimson foliage, and pinnatifidum, in which the leaves are much divided, are the finest of the Japanese kinds.
A. Kolomikta is a very striking plant in its foliage, occasionally half the leaf being whitish.
S. aegyptiacum (Saccharum) - Vigorous perennial grass, forming tufts of reed-like downy stems, 6 to 10 feet high, and clothed with graceful foliage.
Dwarf shrubby plants allied to Incarvillea, with trumpet-shaped flowers and elegant foliage.
It is hardier in the shade, its foliage browning badly if caught too suddenly by the sun after hard frosts.
Aristotelia - A. macqui is a hardy Chilian shrub of the Lime Tree family, chiefly esteemed for its handsome evergreen foliage.
The slender new culms spring gracefully from the carpet of arching foliage.
Africa, allied to Sparaxis and Tritonia, but having broader foliage, often hairy and plaited; they grow from 6 to 12 inches high, with spikes of sometimes sweetly-scented brilliant flowers ranging in color from blue to crimsonmagenta.
The early plantings make foliage in autumn, and require protection of mats against frost.
Those planted later will only require a covering of Fern, which should be removed as the foliage appears.
B. patagonica (Groundsell Tree) is handsome in foliage, with white flower-heads, borne in profusion.
The plants are best suited for rich bottoms in the wild garden, as though the foliage and habit are good, the flowers are short-lived in the ordinary border, and somewhat coarse in habit.
Stately perennials with fine foliage, mostly coming from the countries round the Mediterranean, and hardy.
Convolvulus Sylvaticus - No plant forms more beautiful and delicate curtains of foliage and flowers than this, which grows vigorously in any soil.
At the time of flowering the foliage is often withered, and to hide the nakedness of the stems it is sometimes best planted among other low-growing plants.
A beautiful variety of it (lilacina) has delicate bluish flowers, retaining its fine deep green foliage at the time of flowering, and throwing up sturdy stems about 2 feet high, crowned by large flat umbels of well-shaped flowers.
They are all low trees or large shrubs, coming into leaf early and losing their foliage in early autumn, especially in light or dry soils.
There are few better seaside trees, the foliage being dense and very resistant and its color distinct and good.
Caryopteris - C. mastacanthus is a small shrub with greyish foliage, distinct in habit, and with purple flowers, not quite hardy perhaps in all soils, but pretty on warm banks and in warm gardens.
The Mountain Cats-ears, A. dioica and A. alpina, and such forms as A. minima, are neat little plants with whitish foliage, used as carpeting.
Silene Armeria - a showy annual kind with leafy stems of 12 to 18 inches high, bluish-green foliage, and dense clustered heads of white, pink, or crimson flowers from July to September.
The foliage is very handsome, the great leaves, often 2 feet in length, being divided into many deep green leaflets.
Bocconi, which have elegant foliage when well developed in a shady place in rich soil, like that usually found in woods.
The blossoms, borne on forked stems rising considerably above the foliage, are dark purple.
The common white Christmas Rose is a favorite pot-plant, and if required for potting its foliage should be protected from injury.
For this reason it is advisable to keep them in as cool a position as possible when in flower, so that the growth of young foliage may not be excited before its natural season.
Comfrey (Symphytum) - Suited for naturalising in open sunny places, and, when well grown in masses, their foliage has a fine effect.
Coriaria Rustifolia - a tall shrubby climber of 10 to 20 feet, with square stems and slender arching shoots, covered with fresh green foliage and sprays of tiny green flowers drooping prettily from the leaf-axils.
This is the only bushy Coronilla that can be well grown in the open air in England, but in mild districts C. glauca, a beautiful shrub with glaucous foliage and yellow flowers, usually grown in greenhouses, may be grown out of doors.
In early summer, with its bright yellow blossoms, resting on deep glaucous blue foliage, it is very effective.
Dahlia gracilis - A distinct and graceful plant, with slender stems and finely divided foliage, which gives it a freer habit than any other Dahlia.
It has mottled downy foliage, and small purplish flowers, in heads like the Hop, hence the name Hop-plant.
It is very dwarf, and has large clusters of intensely blue flowers, which scarcely overtop the foliage.
Dutchmans Pipe (Aristolochia) - Climbing Birthworts of curious form of flower, and effective in foliage.
Protection also from cutting winds which destroy the foliage is needed.
The flowering stems grow from 5 to 6 1/2 feet high, but as it only flowers with us in a very warm season, it must be valued for its foliage alone.
Fairy Wallflower (Erysimum Pumilum) - A very small plant, rare in cultivation, resembling the alpine Wallflower in the size and color of its flowers, but lacking its vigorous and rich green foliage.
Somewhat similar to E. macrantha is E. rubra; but the foliage is less handsome and the flowers are paler.
They are all of slender growth, 1 to 1 1/2 feet high, and have glaucous-grey foliage and pretty flowers.
The chief enemy of this little plant, and indeed of all alpine plants with silky or cottony foliage, is moisture in winter, which soon causes it to damp off.
It is naturally straggling in growth, 5 to 15 feet high; its foliage is much larger than that of the other Robinias; the clear rose-pink flowers are also larger.
Clammy Locust (Robinia Viscosa) - Smaller than the ordinary False Acacia, but is elegant in foliage and beautiful in flower.
C. diacantha has foliage of shining green, marking with silvery lines, and the spines are ivory white.
The foliage, which appears with the flowers, much resembles that of a Leek.
Iris Atro-Purpurea - This Iris may be considered as coming within the iberica group, as the foliage is not unlike that kind, and the stem, though always of some length, never rises very high.
Iris Gatesi - A handsome Flag from Armenia, and very near to susiana, but the rhizome is more compact, and the foliage smaller, shorter, and narrower.
German Tamarisk (Myricaria) - M. germanica is an elegant shrub, hardly differing from the common Tamarisk of our sea-coasts, with feathery foliage and many long plume-like clusters of small pink flowers.
Raised from seed it also gives much variety in habit, flowers, and foliage, two of the choicest forms being albus, with creamy white flowers, and superbus, with large flowers of soft pale yellow.
Very desirable, too, is T. pumilis yunnanensis from China, with handsome glossy foliage and large, almost slaver-shaped, clear yellow flowers.
These plants group well, and the handsome foliage makes healthy undergrowth, over which the tall plumes of white or red flowers tower with good effect.
Their habit is that of an enlarged A. japonica, both in foliage and flower, the chief colors being pink, rose, salmon, and carmine.
Atriplicis, a vigorous Chinese annual, with erect reddish stem, slightly branched, over 3 feet in height, and with its young shoots and leaves covered with a rosy-violet powder, pretty in foliage in any soil.
The rigidly erect stems measure 2 to 3 feet, with glossy and finely-cut foliage and bright orange-yellow flowers in July.
S. abrotanifolius has similar foliage, but its orange-yellow flowers are larger and fewer.
The golden flowers, contrasted with the foliage, have a very bright appearance.
Viburnum Davidii - Of little flower beauty, this distinct species is valuable for its evergreen character, hardiness, and the mound-like cushions formed by its handsome leathery foliage.
It is evergreen, foliage is handsome, each leaf 3 to 6 inches long, leathery, and of a lustrous dark green.
S. glauca is also cultivated for its graceful white foliage and curious heads of flowers.
G. repens rosea is a pretty dwarf rock plant, thriving also in borders, flowering long in summer and autumn, and with foliage of a pleasant glaucous color.
The Hardy Sarcococcas (Sarcococca) - Are neat and pleasing evergreen shrubs possessed of but a modest flower beauty, though of more than ordinary value, because of their suitability to shaded positions and their rich green lustrous foliage.
The foliage, as graceful as a Fern, is of a deep, lustrous green, and silvery white beneath.
Fully exposed, the foliage is very attractive, and the plant has the precious quality of growing under Pines or various trees in perfect health, and fruiting yearly.
The foliage is thick, with three or five leaflets of a deep shining green.
Horminum Pyrenaicum - A Pyrenean plant, forming dense tufts of foliage, and having purplish-blue flowers, in spikes about 9 inches high, which appear in July or August.
G. luteum is quite hardy and has handsome silver foliage.
G. Fischeri is a handsome plant; its snow-white woolly foliage is very telling, and its blossom is of an unusual flame color.
There is a strong family likeness throughout, and they form rosette-like tufts of fleshy leaves, which chiefly differ in the color of the foliage, some deep red, others pale green.
S. Heufelli, a similar species, has in autumn almost chocolate-crimson foliage, the flowers being yellow.
It is highly ornamental as a back line to a long border, as a single specimen to let into the lawn, as the centre of a bed or vase, or in masses with other elegant foliage plants.
Hunnemannia - H. fumarioefolia is an erect perennial, 2 to 3 feet high, with glaucous foliage, like some of the Fumitories.
The flowers, as large as a shilling and of a bright yellow, are on short stalks rising very little above the tufted foliage, in April and May, and the contrast between them and the dark glossy foliage is effective.
Africa. They have grassy foliage and yellow flowers, are tender, but are sometimes planted out in summer, in light, sandy soil, in warm borders.
Imperata Sacchariflora - A hardy Grass, from the Amoor, with graceful foliage, forming a tuft, about 3 feet high, that throws up numerous flower-spikes, about 5 feet in height, bearing silvery plumes of flowers.
Meconopsis Paniculata - A beautiful Himalayan plant with much-cut foliage and panicles of bright yellow flowers, which come true from the seed ripened sparingly in fine seasons.
There are three kinds; each forms a tuft of finely-cut feathery foliage, and has slender flower spikes from 2 to 3 feet high, thickly set with flowers that open in succession.
Iresine - Dwarf half-hardy plants, remarkable for their foliage, and much misused in the flower garden.
I. Herbsti grows from 1 to 2 feet high, and has crimson stems and rich carmine-veined foliage, the brilliancy of which continues until late in autumn, and is more effective in wet than in hot dry seasons.
Isopyrum - A graceful little plant allied to the Meadow Rues, I. thalictroides has prettier white flowers, and is valuable for its Maiden-hair Fern-like foliage.
Healthy plants make dense rounded heads of foliage, relieved during the blooming season with many flowers.
Ixia Lily (Ixiolirion) - Beautiful plants of the Amaryllis order somewhat resembling each other, and about 1 to 1 1/2 feet high, with grassy foliage, and bearing large trumpet-shaped flowers in a loose, elegant manner.
Delacourii, is intermediate in foliage and bears delicate pale pink flowers.
The foliage is good, and the plant of easy increase by its fleshy tubers.
It is known by its very glaucous foliage and erect single stems, with bright yellow flowers about 2 inches across.
The varieties range in color of foliage from dull purple to bad yellow, and why they are used in flower gardens is a question.
The rhizome is compact, rather slender, the foliage being not unlike that of iberica, but narrower.
Yellow-banded Flag (Iris Ochroleuca) - A stately vigorous Flag and an old plant in our gardens, the foliage slender, about 4 feet long, and coming up in a graceful twist.
It comes near to I. susiana, having a compact rhizome, relatively large foliage, a fairly tall (a foot or less in height) stem and large flowers; indeed, the var. lurida, which Prof.
Algerian Iris (Iris Stylosa) - A beautiful plant, flowering in mid-winter, its flowers hidden in grassy foliage.
Kernera Saxatilis - A neat little plant forming a compact tuft of foliage, and in early summer a dense mass of tiny white blooms.
Koelreuteria - K. paniculata is a small tree, beautiful when in flower; the long divided leaves, elegant throughout summer, in autumn die off a rich yellow, and the yellow flowers form large clusters over the spreading mass of foliage.
Lardizabala - L. biternata is a handsome evergreen climber from Chili, hardy enough for walls in the south and coast districts; the foliage a deep green, the leaflets thick.
D. chinense is distinct from other Larkspurs, and is neat and rather dwarf in growth, having finely cut feathery foliage, and freely producing spikes of large blossoms, usually of a rich blue-purple, but sometimes white.
L. formosa is beautiful at all seasons, even in the depth of winter, owing to the color of its foliage, which is as green as the Holly; and it bears spikes of flowers of snowy whiteness like some delicate Orchid.
L. ixioides, a New Zealand plant, is also a handsome evergreen species, with narrow grassy foliage and small white blossoms.
Caucasus. L. sibirica, Fiscieri, and thyrsoidea are fine-leaved plants, and worth growing with L. macrophylla for their foliage.
Rubro-vittatum is a variety with a very distinct bulb, the foliage is darker, and it is a hardier, better doer than the type.
L. hispida is pretty, growing about 18 inches high, with deeply-cut foliage and short stinging hairs, the flowers 1 inch across, of a bright lemon-yellow, the centre prettily marked with green and white.
Lomatia - Evergreen shrubs of slow growth, with finely-cut fern-like leaves so tough in texture that they outlast almost any other foliage.
They form dense tufts of foliage, generally handsomely blotched and speckled with white, and make pretty groups in the spring garden, or in semiwild places, but are worthy of the best places in the flower garden.
The chief are L. ligustrina, frondosa, and rubiginosa, which have evergreen foliage and small white blossoms.
Maiden-hair Tree (Salisburia) - S. adiantifolia is a beautiful tree in all stages and at all seasons, perhaps most attractive during the autumn, just before the leaves drop, since the foliage assumes then a bright yellow hue.
Mayweed (Matricaria) - Weeds, excepting the double variety of M. inodora, which is a pretty plant with feathery foliage somewhat like Fennel, and with large white flowers, perfectly double.
A few of the smaller species rival in delicacy of form and color some of the charming Maidenhair Ferns, and may be associated with flowering plants, or those of fine foliage.
T. tuberosum is about 9 inches high, with graceful foliage, and abundance of yellowish cream-colored flowers.
There is a great sameness among them, as all have finely-cut foliage.
A good kind with fern-like foliage is T. aquilegifolium, which is about 4 feet high, and grows vigorously in any soil.
Their naked flowers want the relief and grace of grass and foliage.
It is fast-growing, the flowers a lovely contrast to the deep rich green foliage, best in free, warm soils; in the north and Midlands against walls.
Its numerous showy flower-heads, of a clear bright purple, are set off by the fresh green foliage.
A. rubra (the Red Milk-weed) is a distinct tall-growing plant with long bright green foliage, and large umbels of purple-red flowers.
Mountain Avens (Dryas) - Mountain plants of the Rose family, containing two or three dwarf alpine plants of spreading growth and neat evergreen foliage.
The Myrtle-leaved Kalmia (K. myrtifolia) seems to be only a variety of K. latifolia, with smaller Myrtle-like foliage.
As a wall plant it is of free growth, and has a good effect, the flowers coming in May and during the summer months, borne in corymbs along the whole length of the young branches, often so profusely as to hide the foliage.
It has evergreen foliage, and in early summer long dense clusters of large bright yellow flowers similar to those of the Laburnum, but larger.
Pagoda Tree (Sophora Japonica) - One of the finest of flowering trees, elegant in foliage, and in September covered with clusters of white bloom.
Sophora Secundiflora - A low dense tree or leafy shrub, with ornamental foliage composed of neat rounded leaflets with a glossy surface, and strongly fragrant violet-blue flowers borne in a dense spike.
The stems and foliage trail along the ground like those of the New Holland Violet, while barely pushed above the foliage are open cup-like creamy-white flowers, usually nearly 2 inches across.
The yellow tinge of the foliage is extremely bright, and at a distance looks like a glowing mass of yellow bloom.
An annual stately and showy with large flowers, the foliage grey-green, flowers variable in form and color, rank in smell and useless for cutting, but of good effect when grouped boldly.
It is a large shrub, 8 to 10 or more feet high, variable in foliage, and with flowers densely crowded in globose heads peduncled in the axils of the uppermost leaves, and which vary in color from pink to pale lilac, with an orange throat.
It grows 5 feet in height, with large leaves finely divided, of a fresh green color, and the flowers, which rise well above the foliage, are in umbels, and white.
The largest specimen at Kew is 9 feet high, with a spreading base and foliage of the deepest and glossiest green.
There is a double form of this species, and a variety called latifolia with broader foliage, and one of the earliest of Paeonies to flower.
It is a handsome tree with elegant foliage.
Its broad silvery foliage makes it show in the landscape, and it is a valuable park tree.
Hosti is a good tree, both in foliage and flower.
It flowers about the middle of May, just after the foliage unfolds, and affords a charming contrast between tender green leaves and snow-white flowers as large as florins.
Pepino (Philesia) - P. buxifolia is an exquisite dwarf shrub, with large carmine-red Lapageria-like bells (2 inches long) nestling among and suffusing with their rich color the sombre evergreen foliage.
P. nankinensis is a halfhardy annual, with dark vinous-purple foliage.
Both the Carnation and the Pink, from the beauty and sweetness of their bloom and the cheerful effect of their foliage in winter, are well deserving of cultivation in all gardens where soil and climate suit these flowers.
The foliage is handsome, glossy like that of a Portugal Laurel, and of a fine red color in spring.
Tall, spreading, gracefully plumed with foliage, which for richness and beauty of color is without a rival.
The foliage is larger than it is in most of the Bamboos, some of the leaves being as much as between 8 inches and 9 inches long by nearly 2 inches broad.
The different species are free-flowering, herbaceous plants, with spikes of bell-shaped flowers, but the chief value is in the foliage.
The bold, striking foliage of some of the strongest plain-leaved section renders them very effective for edging large beds.
Admirable plants for picturesque groups, very hardy, easily increased by division, thriving in any soil, but the foliage effect is finer on deep, rich soil.
Some plants offer beautiful foliage, while others are cherished for their blooms.
Polymnia grandis (Montagnaea Heracleifolia) - A half-hardy shrub with large, much divided, and elegantly-lobed leaves, about 3 feet long, presenting luxuriant masses of foliage.
The foliage of some varieties is rich in Color, and planted with Canna, Wigandia, Ricinus, Solanum, the effect is good.
Parnassi is a Scabious-like plant of dwarf compact growth, forming a dense rounded mass of hoary foliage, which in summer is studded with mauve-colored flower-heads.
It makes a capital wall shrub, being rapid in growth, handsome in foliage, and very beautiful in flower.
It has scarlet flowers and lobed foliage, and requires the same treatment.
It is a free grower and gives a fine group of foliage in the mixed border.
Also R. brachycarpum, another larger Japanese species, with lighter green and more rounded foliage, and creamy-white flowers spotted with green.
The various forms may roughly be divided into two groups, the one with foliage that is silvery beneath, the other having the under side of the leaf covered more or less with a reddish tomentum.
In cultivating this plant full exposure of the foliage to sunlight, combined with cool, uniformly moist conditions at the roots, is necessary.
R. officinale, however, as regards foliage, is the most effective from early in the year, and should be placed near the shrubbery, on the turf, or in the wild garden.
R. palmatum is a slow-growing plant, and smaller than its variety, R. p. tanguticum, which increases rapidly, has fine foliage, and will be welcome to those who grow the other hardy species.
R. nobile is distinct, forming a dense pyramid of foliage.
In growth and foliage it resembles a Gooseberry.
Most of the other varieties have inconspicuous flowers, but one or two are worth growing for the sake of their autumn foliage, which dies away in various shades of crimson.
They are of dwarf growth, and have grassy foliage; but though their blossoms are showy, they are not perfectly hardy, and they require to be grown either in frames or in very warm sheltered borders, in light soil.
Rose "Anemone" is from a cross with some Tea Rose, but it retains the fine foliage and form of flower of R. laevigata, and the dark brown shoots freely armed with thorns and prickles.
It forms a densely branched shrub 8 feet or more high, furnished with elegant foliage.
Samolus - S. littoralis is a pretty trailing plant, with long slender stems, small evergreen foliage, and numerous pink blossoms in summer.
The foliage of S. retusa is firm and compact, with small flowers borne in clusters at the tips of erect stalks; their narrow petals are usually a pale rose color, sometimes brighter.
Shepherdia - A small group of American shrubs, grown for their bright silvery foliage, the flowers being inconspicuous, though one kind bears an excellent fruit.
Napaea are stout vigorous plants with ample foliage, and suitable chiefly for the wild garden and shrubbery borders.
Alpine Fir (Abies Lasiocarpa) - A beautiful spire-like tree 150 feet high, with white bark and very small cones, purple, 2 to 3 inches long, and red male flowers, the foliage gracefully curved.
The foliage is dense on the lower branches, but thinner towards the top, of olive-green.
Spanish Silver Fir (Abies Pinsapo) - A large Fir, with bright green prickly foliage, thriving in almost any soil and in chalky districts.
The foliage is long and rather scattered, sharply pointed.
The effect of the numerous flowering shoots and the grey foliage is good, and the plant is worth a place in the choicest garden for its graceful habit and long season of beauty, and the value of its slender panicles for cutting.
Calceolaria Hyssopifolia - One of the best of the dwarf kinds, bearing loose clusters of lemon-yellow blossoms from early summer till autumn, the foliage resembling that of Hyssop.
Its foliage resembles a Mimulus, creeping along the ground, and it is a very interesting dwarf rock garden plant.
Calceolaria Pavonii - A noble kind, from 2 to 4 feet high, with large light green, much-wrinkled foliage, bearing large, pale yellow, slipper-shaped blossoms.
Snakes-beard (Ophiopogon) - Herbaceous perennials, about 1 1/2 feet high, the flowers, usually small, lilac, appearing late in summer and in autumn in spikes, 2 to 5 inches long, rising from grassy tufts of evergreen foliage.
The foliage resembles that of Spiraea opulifolia.
Spraguea - S. umbellata, a singular and pretty plant allied to Claytonia, 6 to 9 inches high, has fleshy foliage, and spikes of showy pinkish blossoms.
It has somewhat the appearance of P. orientalis in its growth, and very dark green foliage, but the leaves are larger, flat, and decidedly silvery beneath.