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Thomas J. Story
Try low-care plants in light, breezy colors. Arching, silvery astelia leaves and variegated ivory and pale green euphorbia create a lush, stunning backdrop that sets off bright tangerine blooms. The combination is soft and vibrant at the same time.
- Kalanchoe calandiva ‘Goldengirl Yellow.’ Fluffy clusters of tiny blooms in a bright citrusy shade rise above fleshy, deep green leaves.
- Astelia ‘Silver Shadow.’ This perennial has shimmering, strappy foliage in a clump that reaches 3 feet high and wide.
- Euphorbia characias ‘Silver Swan.’ Mint-and-cream leaves topped with nearly white blooms grow about 2 1/2 feet high and wide.