'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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ORLAYA grandiflora

ORLAYA grandiflora

'White Laceflower'. Hardy annual, has lovely, pure white lacecap flowers through summer above fine, ferny foliage, often until the first frosts! Collect seed after flowering and re-sow immediately. Sun. 3 for £10!

60cm £4.00

SALVIA 'Joan'

Shrubby, taller salvia with rich purple-pink flowers in summer and autumn. Sun.

1.20m £5.00

SALVIA 'Joan'
RUDBECKIA laciniata 'Herbstsonne'

RUDBECKIA laciniata 'Herbstsonne'

Tall upright perennial, bearing single, golden yellow flowers late summer. Great for the back of a sunny border.

AGM 2.00m £5.00

SANGUISORBA tenuifolia 'Pink Elephant'

Good pink flowers.

1.20m £5.00

SANGUISORBA tenuifolia 'Pink Elephant'
CENTAUREA woronowii

CENTAUREA woronowii

White-centred pink cornflowers, silver-backed feathery leaves.

75cm £5.00

EUPHORBIA characias 'Black Pearl'

Evergreen, with clusters of lime-green flowers with black centres all summer. Not too tall, shapely plant. Full sun.

75cm £5.00

EUPHORBIA characias 'Black Pearl'
SALVIA 'Dyson's Gem'

SALVIA 'Dyson's Gem'

Clear purple flowers that darken with age, May-November. Sun.

70cm £5.00

ALTHAEA officinalis 'Romney Marsh'

Bushy perennial with soft pink flowers all summer. Sun.

1.00m £5.50

ALTHAEA officinalis 'Romney Marsh'
KNIPHOFIA 'Gladness'

KNIPHOFIA 'Gladness'

Dark bronze stems bear translucent apricot flowers June to July.

90cm £5.00

ARUNDO donax

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

3.00m £7.50

ARUNDO donax
CENTAUREA 'Jordy'

CENTAUREA 'Jordy'

Deep maroon cornflowers contrast perfectly with grey-green foliage. My current favourite!

35cm £5.00

AGAPANTHUS 'Gem'

Large mid to dark blue flowers, later than usual. Strong and upright. Sun.

1.00m £6.50

AGAPANTHUS 'Gem'
SUCCISA pratensis

SUCCISA pratensis

Unusual perennial found in boggy grasslands. Low-growing rosette of leaves and small violet pincushion flowers midsummer. A good cottage garden plant.

30cm £5.00

IRIS 'Agnes James'

Very early-flowering Californian Hybrid, has masses of white flowers with a gold flash, April-May. Well-drained soil in sun.

45cm £5.00

IRIS 'Agnes James'
CYNARA cardunculus

CYNARA cardunculus

Cardoon. Forms an epic, architectural mound of silver-grey foliage up to 1 metre long. Large, purple, thistle-like flowerheads tower above in late summer and autumn. Loves the sun.

AGM 2.50m £5.00

ACHILLEA 'Pretty Belinda'

Bright pink flowers fade to soft pink over summer. Sunny spot.

50cm £5.00

ACHILLEA 'Pretty Belinda'

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