'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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SANGUISORBA tenuifolia 'Stand Up Comedian'

SANGUISORBA tenuifolia 'Stand Up Comedian'

Upright tall stems with white bottlebrush flowers.

2.00m £5.00

SANGUISORBA obtusa good form

Lovely silver leaves, and bright pink bottlebrush flowers June-August. Sun.

50cm £5.00

SANGUISORBA obtusa good form
POTENTILLA nepalensis 'Ron McBeath'

POTENTILLA nepalensis 'Ron McBeath'

Masses of bright pink, dark centred flowers on wiry stems, all summer. Sun.

30cm £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'
MOLINIA caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Bergfreund'

MOLINIA caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Bergfreund'

Short pale brown panicles on green upright stems. Shorter foliage. Deciduous.

2.00m £5.00

SANGUISORBA officinalis CDC 292

Small round maroon balls August-September on upright stems. Foliage up to the flowers.

60cm £5.00

SANGUISORBA officinalis CDC 292
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

AGAPANTHUS 'Chika's Blue'

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

75cm £5.00

AGAPANTHUS 'Chika's Blue'
CERATOSTIGMA plumbaginoides

CERATOSTIGMA plumbaginoides

Mat-forming perennial with bright blue flowers late summer, then leaves turn red and purple in autumn.

AGM 30cm £5.00

KNIPHOFIA 'Lord Roberts'

Much requested in our garden. Deep orange-red flowers August-October. Very floriferous!

1.80m £5.00

KNIPHOFIA 'Lord Roberts'
SESELI libanotis

SESELI libanotis

'The Moon Carrot'! A perennial cow parsley with airy, graceful, feathery leaves, and umbels of white flowers on strong stems, June-August. Sun. A cracker!

90cm £5.00

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

SUCCISA pratensis
SALVIA 'Tutti Frutti'

SALVIA 'Tutti Frutti'

Same parents as 'Dyson's Joy', and very floriferous! Deep pink flowers May-November. Sun.

60cm £5.00

SELINUM wallichianum

Architectural cow-parsley, with erect purplish branching stems bearing umbels of tiny white flowers mid-summer to autumn. Full sun to part shade.

AGM 1.20m £5.00

SELINUM wallichianum
EQUISETUM 'Bandit'

EQUISETUM 'Bandit'

Less robust than the standard horsetail, has eyecatching yellow stripes across the stems. Still safer in a container!

45cm £5.00

LINARIA purpurea 'Poached Egg'

New, from Dave Knox. Fine spires of tiny white toadflax flowers with a yellow throat. Rabbits taught me to trim the leader stem to get a bushier plant! Sunny spot.

1.20m £5.00

LINARIA purpurea 'Poached Egg'

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