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Re: variegated leaves


 Yes! Exactly, one of my issues with the variegated hibiscus is that it
takes away from the flower show.  I also agree the variegated foliage is
great in shady areas and am also a fan of dark colored leaves. it's that
bright pink, white, and green combo that I have such a problem with.

Andrea H
Beaufort, SC
Zone 8b

----- Original Message -----
From: <MyTGoldens@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2003 9:16 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] variegated leaves


> In a message dated 6/26/03 12:09:30 AM, "Pamela J. Evans"
> <gardenqueen@gbronline.com> writes:
>
> << Silver and green is gorgeous. That yellow business does make me think
> they're diseased. I spend half my natural life picking yellow leaves off
> roses so that's not a color I look for in foliage!! >>
>
> Adding my 2 cents to the discussion, I would have to concur. Generally
> speaking, if a plant is grown for it's flowers such as phlox or geranium,
I find the
> variegation annoying and distracting. And those new variegated yellowy
> columbines and bleeding hearts just look sick to me. But red, pink,
silver, etc. on
> trees, shrubs, and other plants grown mostly for their foliage, I do find
> enticing. Now, I have one of those new Gartenmeister type Fuchsias called
> Firecracker, with rose, cream and green leaves. It's quite attractive, I
think, but
> hasn't flowered yet. Maybe when it does, I'll want to pick the flowers
off!
>
> Maddy Mason
> Hudson Valley, NY  zone 5/6
>
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