'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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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

ACHILLEA filipendula 'Gold Plate'

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

AGM 1.20m £5.00

ACHILLEA filipendula 'Gold Plate'
VERBASCUM 'Christo's Yellow Lightning'

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

ARMERIA maritima 'In the Red'

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

20cm £5.00

ARMERIA maritima 'In the Red'
EUPHORBIA characias ssp. wulfenii 'Purple and Gold'

EUPHORBIA characias ssp. wulfenii 'Purple and Gold'

Young foliage turns purple in cold weather. Yellow flowers February-June.

1.00m £6.00

SALVIA 'Cavalieri d'Alto'

Bright pink flowers May-November. Sun.

60cm £5.00

SALVIA 'Cavalieri d'Alto'
EUPHORBIA epithymoides

EUPHORBIA epithymoides

Syn. E. polychroma. Mounds of bright yellow flowerheads all spring.

AGM 40cm £5.00

SALVIA 'Peach Parfait'

Beautiful pale peach flowers on dark stems.

75cm £5.00

SALVIA 'Peach Parfait'
NEPETA 'Hill Grounds'

NEPETA 'Hill Grounds'

Grey-green foliage topped with intense violet flowers June-August. Full sun.

40cm £5.00

ERIGERON karvinskianus

Masses of daisies, emerging white then turning pink, May-October. Low-growing, lovely along a path or in cracks of walls. Cut back to flower again. Sunny spot.

AGM 30cm £5.00

ERIGERON karvinskianus
ERYNGIUM x oliverianum

ERYNGIUM x oliverianum

Upright stems with large electric blue thistle flowers in late summer. A much-requested, hard-to-find plant.

AGM 60cm £7.50

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

ORLAYA grandiflora
ALTHAEA officinalis

ALTHAEA officinalis

Marshmallow! Graceful, tall plant with pale pink, magenta-centred flowers. Bees love it, and the root is used to make marshmallows! Well-drained soil in sun.

1.50m £5.00

CERATOSTIGMA plumbaginoides

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

AGM 30cm £5.00

CERATOSTIGMA plumbaginoides
ARUNDO donax

ARUNDO donax

Giant reed, growing up to 10ft high! Grey-green leaves. Needs a warm spot in moist soil.

3.00m £7.50

ACHILLEA 'Pretty Belinda'

Bright pink flowers fade to soft pink over summer. Sunny spot.

50cm £5.00

ACHILLEA 'Pretty Belinda'

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