'A Selection of Seaside Garden Plants' available from Avondale Nursery

A Selection of Seaside Garden Plants

To recreate a coastal garden in the heart of the West Midlands, think gravel, sparse planting, focus points of found objects while beachcombing – driftwood, weathered wooden posts etc. Emphasis on silver or glaucous foliage, sea hollies, achillea, artemisia.

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NEPETA nuda

NEPETA nuda

Narrow upright habit, with attractive rich violet-blue flowers in summer. Sun.

75cm £5.00

AGASTACHE 'Black Adder'

Long spires of smoky violet flowers July-October. Aromatic leaves. Perfect bee plant! Prefers sun.

90cm £5.00

AGASTACHE 'Black Adder'
EUPHORBIA epithymoides

EUPHORBIA epithymoides

Syn. E. polychroma. Mounds of bright yellow flowerheads all spring.

AGM 40cm £5.00

AGAPANTHUS 'African Moon'

Pale misty blue flowerheads on stout stems. Well drained soil in sun. Agapanthus prefer to be in front of the border.

AGM 90cm £6.50

AGAPANTHUS 'African Moon'
ALTHAEA officinalis

ALTHAEA officinalis

Marshmallow! Graceful, tall plant with pale pink, magenta-centred flowers. Bees love it, and the root is used to make marshmallows! Well-drained soil in sun.

1.50m £5.00

SANTOLINA rosmarinifolia 'Primrose Gem'

Loved on sight! Bright green neat bush, with creamy-yellow flowers June-July.

AGM 45cm £5.00

SANTOLINA rosmarinifolia 'Primrose Gem'
ARUNDO donax

ARUNDO donax

Giant reed, growing up to 10ft high! Grey-green leaves. Needs a warm spot in moist soil.

3.00m £7.50

SEDUM 'Red Cauli'

Purple-tinted grey-green foliage, and intense deep red flowers resemble cauliflowers.

AGM 40cm £5.00

SEDUM 'Red Cauli'
AGAPANTHUS 'Littlecourt'

AGAPANTHUS 'Littlecourt'

Lovely clear white flowerheads in summer. Sun.

70cm £6.50

SANGUISORBA 'Cangshan Cranberry'

Rich burgundy flowers on thin reddish stems Aug-Oct.

1.50m £5.00

SANGUISORBA 'Cangshan Cranberry'
AGAPANTHUS 'Chika's Blue'

AGAPANTHUS 'Chika's Blue'

Luminous purple-blue flowers with deeper veins, July-Sept. Selected at Beeches Nursery.

75cm £5.00

KNIPHOFIA 'Hen and Chickens'

Beige to greenish-cream flowers August-October.

85cm £5.00

KNIPHOFIA 'Hen and Chickens'
GERANIUM sanguineum 'Cedric Morris'

GERANIUM sanguineum 'Cedric Morris'

A vigorous plant. Spreading foliage changes colour in autumn. Large magenta-pink flowers.

30cm £4.50

PENNISETUM thunbergii 'Red Buttons'

Mound of green foliage and pretty red flowerheads. Must-have on sight! Sun.

90cm £5.00

PENNISETUM thunbergii 'Red Buttons'
STIPA ichu

STIPA ichu

Fine textured clump with showy flowerheads in spring just above the foliage. Better than S. tenuissima. Full sun.

60cm £5.00

ERYNGIUM x zabelii 'Violetta'

Darkest blue form of the sea holly, has spiky, deep indigo flowers in summer.

80cm £7.50

ERYNGIUM x zabelii 'Violetta'

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