6 Best Silver Flowers that Look So Beautiful

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If you want to add the Best Silver Flowers that look so beautiful in your home or garden, then you are at the right place. Keep reading!

You must have seen numerous plant species with stunning silver foliage, like Lavender ‘Silver Anouk,’ Brunnera macrophylla ‘Sterling Silver,’ or Sempervivum ‘Pacific Blue Ice.’ Right! Simultaneously, a thought can or may come to your mind to search for silver flowers, whether they exist or not. So the answer is yes, they do! To know them, you must read below:


Best Silver Flowers

1. Silver Thistle

Botanical Name: Carlina acaulis

It is a flowering plant from the Asteraceae family and bears two cotyledons. Silver Thistle leaves grow in rosettes adorned with large silvery white flowerheads that are 10 cm with tubular yellow-brown disc florets. You can see them in August and September.

2. Miss Willmott’s Ghost

Botanical Name: Eryngium giganteum

It is also known as sea holly and is a clump-forming biennial plant. With its small spiny stems, heart-shaped green leaves, and bluish-silver flowers, Willmott’s Ghost brings a ghostly appearance to your gardens.

3. Silver Sage

Botanical Name: Salvia argentea

It is an exceptional short-lived perennial plant whose foliage is silvery grey in the spring and, on maturity, becomes greenish grey. Later in the second year, it produces tall, silvery flowering spikes, particularly in early summer.

Look here at How to Grow Sage in Pots

4. Silver Ghost

Botanical Name: Eryngium giganteum ‘Silver Ghost’

The Silver Ghost is a striking variation of Eryngium giganteum famous for the shimmering, ghostly silver-white bracts surrounding its blossoms, perched atop strong, silvery stems. It’s a must-grow if you love silver plants!

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5. Edelweiss

Botanical Name: Leontopodium alpinum

The Edelweiss is native to the European Alps and has snowy white flowers, giving them a silvery appearance in certain light conditions. It is well adapted to the cold, harsh climates of the mountains. Also, its bloom’s strong scent is used to make perfumes.

6. Snow-In-Summer

Botanical Name: Cerastium tomentosum

It is a low-growing plant that forms a ground cover with its silvery-gray foliage and produces small, snowy white flowers, giving the look of a snow mound. You can see them in Northwestern Gardens, particularly in May.

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