'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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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

CENOLOPHIUM denudatum

Syn. Seseli libanotis. Forms a clump of ferny dark green leaves, topped in summer with umbels of white flowers. A garden designer's favourite!

1.00m £5.00

CENOLOPHIUM denudatum
AGAPANTHUS 'Isis'

AGAPANTHUS 'Isis'

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

60cm £5.00

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

ALTHAEA officinalis
RUDBECKIA laciniata 'Hortensia'

RUDBECKIA laciniata 'Hortensia'

Very tall stems bear double, bright golden-yellow flowers. Vigorous.

1.50m £5.00

SEDUM spectabile 'Brilliant'

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

AGM 45cm £5.00

SEDUM spectabile 'Brilliant'
SANGUISORBA tenuifolia 'Stand Up Comedian'

SANGUISORBA tenuifolia 'Stand Up Comedian'

Upright tall stems with white bottlebrush flowers.

2.00m £5.00

ERYNGIUM x zabelii 'Violetta'

Darkest blue form of the sea holly, has spiky, deep indigo flowers in summer.

80cm £7.50

ERYNGIUM x zabelii 'Violetta'
SANGUISORBA 'Cangshan Cranberry'

SANGUISORBA 'Cangshan Cranberry'

Rich burgundy flowers on thin reddish stems Aug-Oct.

1.50m £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 £5.00

GERANIUM 'Rozanne'
SEDUM 'Class Act'

SEDUM 'Class Act'

A stunning variety, forms a mound of green foliage topped with large, deep carmine-pink flower clusters that age to russet. Sun.

AGM PBR 45cm £5.00

ERYNGIUM 'Cobalt Star'

E. bourgatii hybrid, cobalt blue flowers over a long season on branching stems.

70cm £7.50

ERYNGIUM 'Cobalt Star'
SANGUISORBA 'Raspberry Coulis'

SANGUISORBA 'Raspberry Coulis'

Our introduction! Warm maroon drumstick flowers over a long season on upright stems.Quite special - this definitely deserved a name.

1.00m £6.50

SALVIA verticillata 'Purple Rain'

One of Piet Oudolf's favourites! Dark green leaves, and upright, purple branching stems carry purple-blue flowers through summer. Full sun.

75cm £5.00

SALVIA verticillata 'Purple Rain'
KNIPHOFIA caulescens 'John May'

KNIPHOFIA caulescens 'John May'

Bluer leaves than others, pink-brown buds open to coral flowers on brown stems. Later than usual, September-November. Sun.

60cm £5.00

SANGUISORBA obtusa good form

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

50cm £5.00

SANGUISORBA obtusa good form

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