foliage plant

noun

Definition of foliage plant

: a plant grown primarily for its decorative foliage

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Amid the array of flowers are 4,000 pots of foliage plants, including 95 kentia palms, native to Australia. Joshua Miller, BostonGlobe.com, "Encore’s rich flora blooms thanks to one man’s botanic expertise," 18 Aug. 2019 Athena head planter: Mount this piece on any vertical surface and then fill it with trailing or upright foliage plants to mimic hair for an elegant or whimsical look. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Colorful, whimsical or classic, yard art can enhance your garden’s overall appeal," 3 July 2019 Give weak and thinning foliage plants a spot outdoors to recover. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "May in the garden," 28 Apr. 2018 Good fillers include salvias, verbenas, ornamental peppers, and wax begonias, as well as foliage plants like parsley or licorice plants. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need to Know About Container Gardening," 13 Aug. 2018 Transplant root bound foliage plants into larger containers. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "July in the garden," 30 June 2018 Good fillers include salvias, verbenas, ornamental peppers, and wax begonias, as well as foliage plants like parsley or licorice plants. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need to Know About Container Gardening," 13 Aug. 2018 Good fillers include salvias, verbenas, ornamental peppers, and wax begonias, as well as foliage plants like parsley or licorice plants. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need to Know About Container Gardening," 13 Aug. 2018 Add the tropical look to the landscape with heat-loving foliage plants. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "June in the garden," 26 May 2018

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First Known Use of foliage plant

1862, in the meaning defined above

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