Take these steps to ensure your silver-leaved plants look their best:
- On heavy soils, had plenty of sharp gravel at the time of planting to improve drainage. Mulch with a generous layer of gravel to prevent rain from splashing soil onto the foliage.
- Before winter, make sure you remove any leave that have fallen from surrounding deciduos plants. These can easily lodge on the felty foliage of silver subjects, holding moisture and causing damage during damp months.
- Most silver-leaved plants are short-lived. Once they become old and fail to perform, replace them with new stock. Fortunately, they are quick to establish and grow to maturity.