'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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AGAPANTHUS 'Isis'

AGAPANTHUS 'Isis'

Free-flowering variety with open heads of deep blue flowers August-September.

60cm £6.50

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
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

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

CYNARA cardunculus
NEPETA nuda

NEPETA nuda

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

75cm £5.00

SANGUISORBA obtusa good form

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

50cm £5.00

SANGUISORBA obtusa good form
AGAPANTHUS 'Black Pantha'

AGAPANTHUS 'Black Pantha'

Blue-black flowers on dark stems from July-September. Hardy.

PBR 60cm £6.00

SANGUISORBA officinalis dark form

Very dark maroon burrs.

1.50m £5.00

SANGUISORBA officinalis dark form
TRIFOLIUM rubens

TRIFOLIUM rubens

Big deep red clover flowerheads on long stems.

60cm £5.00

VERBASCUM 'Christo's Yellow Lightning'

From Great Dixter, this has densely-packed pale yellow flower spikes in summer above grey-green leaf rosettes. Very perennial!

AGM 2.00m £5.00

VERBASCUM 'Christo's Yellow Lightning'
CHAEROPHYLLUM azoricum

CHAEROPHYLLUM azoricum

Fresh green crimped, serrated and felted leaves, white umbels above. Quietly impressive!

60cm £5.00

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 £7.00

GERANIUM 'Rozanne'
CYNARA scolymus 'Gros Camus de Bretagne'

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

SALVIA 'African Sky'

Masses of mauve-blue flowers May-November, on a bushy plant. Sunny, sheltered spot.

80cm £5.00

SALVIA 'African Sky'
KNIPHOFIA 'Alcazar'

KNIPHOFIA 'Alcazar'

Fat spikes of red to yellow flowers on stout stems. Red hot pokers prefer good, well-drained soil in sun, but can tolerate part shade.

1.50m £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'

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