'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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EUPHORBIA 'Blue Haze'

EUPHORBIA 'Blue Haze'

Powder-blue foliage and soft yellow flowers in summer. Vigorous but compact.

30cm £5.00

AGAPANTHUS 'Kingston Blue'

Shorter variety, with mid-blue flowers late summer. Very hardy, good for a small garden or in a container.

NEW 45cm £5.00

AGAPANTHUS 'Kingston Blue'
AMPELODESMOS mauritanica

AMPELODESMOS mauritanica

Forms a dense clump of grey-green foliage, with purple-flushed green flowers on tall arching stems, from late spring to midsummer. Early-flowering and long-lasting. Sun.

2.00m £5.00

SEDUM 'Matrona'

Soft pink flowers on purple stems August-October, bronze-flushed green leaves.

AGM 75cm £5.00

SEDUM 'Matrona'
SANGUISORBA 'Pink Tanna'

SANGUISORBA 'Pink Tanna'

Light pink bobble flowers from June-August, above a clump of slender branching stems. Prefers moist soil in a sunny spot.

80cm £5.00

SANGUISORBA tenuifolia 'Pink Elephant'

Good pink flowers.

1.20m £5.00

SANGUISORBA tenuifolia 'Pink Elephant'
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

SANGUISORBA tenuifolia 'White Tanna'

Masses of white, pendant catkins June-August. Sun.

1.00m £5.00

SANGUISORBA tenuifolia 'White Tanna'
NEPETA racemosa 'Grog'

NEPETA racemosa 'Grog'

Lemon-scented foliage and purple-blue flowers June-October on a shorter variety. Sun.

40cm £5.00

KNIPHOFIA 'Ice Queen'

Green to yellow pokers from June-September.

1.20m £5.00

KNIPHOFIA 'Ice Queen'
ACHILLEA filipendula 'Gold Plate'

ACHILLEA filipendula 'Gold Plate'

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

AGM 1.20m £4.50

EUPHORBIA deflexa

Very compact form for front of border, with fine silver-grey leaves, looks good all year. I love it!

30cm £4.50

EUPHORBIA deflexa
ARTEMISIA ludoviciana 'Valerie Finnis'

ARTEMISIA ludoviciana 'Valerie Finnis'

Lovely silver foliage plant, useful for edge of border as a foil for darker plants. Dead-head to keep her at her best! Sunny, well drained spot.

AGM 60cm £5.00

GERANIUM 'Mavis Simpson'

Low spreading carpet of silky green leaves, covered with shell-pink flowers all summer. Sunny spot.

AGM 30cm £4.50

GERANIUM 'Mavis Simpson'
GERANIUM 'Rozanne'

GERANIUM 'Rozanne'

Large cupped blue flowers with a large white centre and dark maroon veining. Very floriferous and long-flowering. Same plant as G. 'Jolly Bee'.

AGM PBR 45cm £5.00

SALVIA verticillata 'Purple Rain'

One of Piet Oudolf's favourites! Dark green leaves, and upright, purple branching stems carry purple-blue flowers through summer. Full sun.

75cm £5.00

SALVIA verticillata 'Purple Rain'

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