The Summer Olympics come around only every four years, but gold plants can put a special shine on the garden every season. Here are tips for using gold in sun or shade.
Gold leaves and flowers are eye-catching. They can brighten a shade garden or add shimmer to a sunny garden. While you’re looking for places to incorporate gold plants in your garden, keep in mind that:
• Gold is a versatile color that contrasts well with blue and purple. For a bold, hot combination try it with orange or red.
• White and gold make a clean and classic combination and look particularly nice in shade.
• Strong midday or afternoon sun can scorch some gold-leaved plants, even those rated to full sun. Look for cultivars whose descriptions mention that they won’t scorch, or place your gold plants where they get protection from the strongest sun.