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In February I wrote about my love for green on green variegation. While that particular combination is still very much an obsession I thought I’d showcase a few of my yellow (or cream) and green variegated plants. I love how they draw your eye, break up the sea of green and lighten-up darker areas of the garden.

Interestingly I’ve noticed a few of the same plants I saw as green on green in February have now taken on more of a creamy yellow hue. Must be the sun? Or maybe just because I see shades of both and can’t ignore a plant I love no matter what the supposed focus? Probably both!
Daphniphyllum himalaense ssp macropodum 'Variegated' in the distance

Daphniphyllum himalaense ssp macropodum ‘Variegated’ is one of those plants that previously qualified as having a “green on green” coloration – it’s showing its flexibility by changing it up to shades of yellow.
Daphniphyllum himalaense ssp macropodum 'Variegated'

x Fatshedera lizei ‘Annemieke’ is showing it’s summer blond as well.
x Fatshedera lizei ‘Annemieke’

Not to take your eyes away from the lovely variegated Ginkgo biloba, but do you see the scratchings on the wooden fence behind it? A group of paper wasps moved in mid-summer and went to town harvesting material. You could actually hear them working away “munch munch munch”…
Ginkgo biloba 'Variegata'

Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’ mixes well with everything.
Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'

I love Echium candicans ‘Star of Madeira’ so much, I always grow at least one plant as an annual.
Echium candicans 'Star of Madeira'

Upon hearing that many folks ask “but what about the flowers? do you ever get flowers?” Rarely, and that’s okay!
Echium candicans 'Star of Madeira' close-up

Symphytum x uplandicum ‘Axminster Gold’ keeps pushing out bigger and bigger leaves, some verging on being almost completely yellow. Also, as you can see, something finds these leaves very tasty.
Symphytum x uplandicum 'Axminster Gold'

Canna ‘Pretoria’, honestly I don’t think I’ve ever met a Canna I didn’t love.
Canna 'Pretoria'

Agave attenuata ‘Kara’s Stripes’ – only half variegated!
Agave attenuata 'Kara's Stripes'

Unfortunately I don’t know the name of this Hosta, it’s a good one though.
Hosta NOID

This is Hosta ‘Lakeside Cupcake’ and in “real life” it’s a much creamier color. I try to steer clear of white variegation in my garden.
Hosta 'Lakeside Cupcake'

Aspidistra elatior ‘Okame’
Aspidistra elatior 'Okame'

I was warned to not treat this plant too well, lest it revert to all green.
Aspidistra elatior 'Okame' close-up

Finally we’ll end this album with Trachelospermum asiaticum ‘Ogon Nishiki’.
Trachelospermum asiaticum 'Ogon Nishiki' close-up

It’s a visually busy plant, but I love it.
Trachelospermum asiaticum 'Ogon Nishiki'

Next Wednesday I’ll share the spiky version!