'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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KNIPHOFIA northiae

KNIPHOFIA northiae

Giant flowerheads of pale yellow opening from red buds.

AGM 1.50m £5.00

ASTER trifoliatus ssp. ageratoides 'Ashvi'

Makes a beautiful, tidy mound, like a topiary sheep, smothered with small white daisies from late July-November. Easy even in dry shade!

90cm £5.00

ASTER trifoliatus ssp. ageratoides 'Ashvi'
SALVIA x jamensis 'Javier'

SALVIA x jamensis 'Javier'

Masses of mauve-purple flowers from black buds, May-November, contrast with lime-green foliage.

NEW 65cm £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
EUPHORBIA 'Blue Haze'

EUPHORBIA 'Blue Haze'

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

30cm £5.00

STIPA gigantea

Dense base clump of narrow leaves and many tall stems with heads of oat-like flowers which shimmer in the sun. A feature plant throughout the summer. Moist soil in sun.

AGM 2.00m £5.00

STIPA gigantea
DIERAMA pulcherrimum 'Blackbird'

DIERAMA pulcherrimum 'Blackbird'

Cascades of claret-purple bells. Needs deep, well-drained soil in full sun.

1.00m £5.00

ARMERIA 'Brutus'

'Mega-thrift' from Desirable Plants, with white flowers above a dome of glaucous broad leaves. Flowers for months.

40cm £5.00

ARMERIA 'Brutus'
AGASTACHE rugosa 'Golden Jubilee'

AGASTACHE rugosa 'Golden Jubilee'

Stunning golden-yellow foliage contrasts well with purple-blue flower spikes from July-September.

60cm £5.00

ERYNGIUM pandanifolium 'Physic Purple'

Rarely offered variety. Rosette of sword-shaped leaves to 85cm, branched heads of small maroon flowers October-December. Very architectural!

1.60m £8.50

ERYNGIUM pandanifolium 'Physic Purple'
CIRSIUM heterophyllum

CIRSIUM heterophyllum

'Melancholy Thistle'. Smart maroon flowers on woolly stems, leaves are white-felted underneath. Much remarked upon in the garden.

75cm £5.00

SALVIA microphylla 'Wild Watermelon'

Magenta-pink flowers with a white throat, May-November. Sun.

75cm £5.00

SALVIA microphylla 'Wild Watermelon'
SANGUISORBA officinalis 'Lemon Splash'

SANGUISORBA officinalis 'Lemon Splash'

Serrated foliage is spotted with lemon yellow. Maroon flowers August-November.

75cm £5.00

SANGUISORBA tenuifolia 'Henk Gerritsen'

Small red burrs on thin stems.

1.50m £5.00

SANGUISORBA tenuifolia 'Henk Gerritsen'
AGAPANTHUS 'Blue Moon'

AGAPANTHUS 'Blue Moon'

Huge grey-blue flowers on upright stems. One of the best! Hardy.

1.00m £6.50

ERYNGIUM 'Indigo Star'

New variety from Elizabeth MacGregor. Free-flowering rich indigo-blue flowers over summer. Sun.

70cm £7.50

ERYNGIUM 'Indigo Star'

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