The red, purple, copper, yellow, blue or cream foliage color of plants in the following list is generally strongest in spring and early summer. Plants marked with an asterisk* have grey or white-backed leaves. For other colorful foliage see Shrubs and Trees for Autumn Color and Perennials for Autumn Color and Plants with Variegated Foliage.

  1. Abies koreana 'Silberlocke'*
  2. Acer cappadocicum 'Aureum'
  3. Aeonium 'Zwartkop'
  4. Artemisia stelleriana 'Boughton Silver'*
  5. Astilbe 'Bronce Elegans'
  6. Berberis thunbergii 'Atropurpurea Nana'
  7. Calluna vulgaris 'Robert Chapman'
  8. Carex comans 'Frosted Curls'*
  9. Cimicifuga simplex 'Atropurpurea Group'
  10. Cynara cardunculus*
  11. Dahlia 'Yellow Hammer'
  12. Eucalyptus gunnii
  13. Geranium 'Ann Folkard'
  14. Heuchera micrantha var diversifolia 'Palace Purple'
  15. Impatiens New Guinea Group
  16. Ligularia dentata 'Desdemona'
  17. Lobelia 'Queen Victoria"
  18. Nymphaea 'Frobelii'
  19. Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'
  20. Phormium 'Sundowner'
  21. Pteris cretica var. albolineata
  22. Pyrus salicifolia 'Pendula'*
  23. Ricinus communis 'Impala'
  24. Sedum spathulifolium 'Purpureum'
  25. Sedum 'Vera Jameson'
  26. Sedum 'Bertram Anderson'
  27. Sedum 'Ruby Glow'
  28. Solenostemon 'Crimson Ruffles'

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