'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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LEUCANTHEMUM x superbum 'Phyllis Smith'

LEUCANTHEMUM x superbum 'Phyllis Smith'

Finely-cut petals, large flowers.

85cm £5.00

IRIS 'Aunty Ruth'

From Sylvia Fenwick, a king pin of Warks Plant Heritage! This was given to her by her aunt, who had grown it for a number of years. Wonderful dusky rose to russet veined flowers.

30cm £6.50

IRIS 'Aunty Ruth'
SEDUM spectabile 'Brilliant'

SEDUM spectabile 'Brilliant'

Grey-green leaves topped with large heads of cool pink-mauve flowers in summer. Sun.

AGM 45cm £5.00

ASTER amellus 'Grunder'

Large lilac-blue daisies. Tidy and mildew-free, as are all A.amellus.

75cm £5.00

ASTER amellus 'Grunder'
LEUCANTHEMUM x superbum 'Droitwich Beauty'

LEUCANTHEMUM x superbum 'Droitwich Beauty'

Rare variety. Ragged white flowers. Similar to 'Aglaia'.

75cm £5.00

SANGUISORBA officinalis 'Martin's Mulberry'

An improvement on 'Arnhem' - more upright, with maroon flowers.

1.80m £5.00

SANGUISORBA officinalis 'Martin's Mulberry'
EUPHORBIA deflexa

EUPHORBIA deflexa

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

30cm £4.50

GALEGA officinalis

Lovely plant to scramble through shrubs, with lavender pea flowers making a good display over summer. Well drained soil in sun.

1.50m £5.00

GALEGA officinalis
SANGUISORBA 'Pink Brushes'

SANGUISORBA 'Pink Brushes'

Large rose-pink bottlebrush flowers.

1.40m £5.00

ARMERIA maritima 'In the Red'

Deep red winter foliage, pink flowers from April-June. Thrift with a difference!

20cm £4.50

ARMERIA maritima 'In the Red'
MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Zwerg Elefant'

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Zwerg Elefant'

Unique dark pinky-red crimped flowers burst out of their bulbous sheaths late summer! Wide foliage. A current favourite.

1.80m £5.00

LIGUSTICUM scoticum

'Scots Lovage'. Compact, upright perennial with glossy foliage, and in summer on dark purple stems, umbels of tiny white and pale pink flowers. Sun or shade.

60cm £5.00

LIGUSTICUM scoticum
ACHILLEA 'Moonshine'

ACHILLEA 'Moonshine'

Strong lemon-yellow flowerheads, feathery silver-grey foliage.

AGM 60cm £4.50

POTENTILLA nepalensis 'Ron McBeath'

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

30cm £5.00

POTENTILLA nepalensis 'Ron McBeath'
GERANIUM sanguineum 'Belle of Herterton'

GERANIUM sanguineum 'Belle of Herterton'

Large gentle pink flowers from May, tolerant of most conditions.

20cm £4.50

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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