'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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ACHILLEA filipendula 'Gold Plate'

ACHILLEA filipendula 'Gold Plate'

Large, flat golden flowerheads. An old favourite. Full sun, drought tolerant.

AGM 1.20m £5.00

VERBENA officinalis var. grandiflora 'Bampton'

Shimmering cloud of narrow, dark purple stems and tiny pink flowers. Sun.

60cm £5.00

VERBENA officinalis var. grandiflora 'Bampton'
PERSICARIA affinis 'Darjeeling Red'

PERSICARIA affinis 'Darjeeling Red'

A mat-forming evergreen perennial, with pink flowers midsummer that turn red as they mature. Sun to part shade.

AGM 30cm £5.00

ECHINOPS ritro 'Veitch's Blue'

A shorter variety. Deep violet-blue globe thistle flowers from July-September. Good as a cut flower. Any soil in sun.

1.00m £5.00

ECHINOPS ritro 'Veitch's Blue'
SALVIA greggii 'Lara'

SALVIA greggii 'Lara'

Pretty dark and light pink flowers from late spring to autumn. Sun.

90cm £5.00

MOLINIA caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Fontane'

My favourite molinia - arching purple flower stems, yellow foliage in autumn.

1.80m £5.00

MOLINIA caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Fontane'
SANGUISORBA 'Cangshan Cranberry'

SANGUISORBA 'Cangshan Cranberry'

Rich burgundy flowers on thin reddish stems Aug-Oct.

1.50m £5.00

AGAPANTHUS 'Littlecourt'

Lovely clear white flowerheads in summer. Sun.

70cm £6.50

AGAPANTHUS 'Littlecourt'
AGAPANTHUS 'Castle of Mey'

AGAPANTHUS 'Castle of Mey'

Lovely mid blue-violet flowers with a darker midrib, July-August. Floriferous, and hardy.

75cm £6.50

CYNARA scolymus 'Gros Camus de Bretagne'

Large silvery leaves, long stems carry edible buds in summer, then big purple thistle flowers which dry well. Good soil in sun.

1.00m £6.00

CYNARA scolymus 'Gros Camus de Bretagne'
EUPHORBIA epithymoides

EUPHORBIA epithymoides

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

AGM 40cm £5.00

EUPHORBIA x pasteuri 'Phrampton Phatty'

From Pan Global Plants. Forms a wide evergreen dome with dense foliage. Fragrant yellow-green flowers in summer. Broader and lower than other E. x pasteuri. Up to 200cm wide! Sun.

AGM 1.30m £5.00

EUPHORBIA x pasteuri 'Phrampton Phatty'
EUPHORBIA 'Abbey Dore'

EUPHORBIA 'Abbey Dore'

A tidy mound of grey-green foliage topped with yellow-green flowers over a long period May-October. Sun.

50cm £5.00

NEPETA nuda

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

75cm £5.00

NEPETA nuda
TRIFOLIUM rubens

TRIFOLIUM rubens

Big deep red clover flowerheads on long stems.

60cm £5.00

SANGUISORBA tenuifolia 'Henk Gerritsen'

Small red burrs on thin stems.

1.50m £5.00

SANGUISORBA tenuifolia 'Henk Gerritsen'

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