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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Free-flowering variety with open heads of deep blue flowers August-September.
Pale cream flowers touched with pinky-caramel, May-November. Sun.
NEW 75cm £5.00
Rose-purple flowers May-November. Sun.
NEW 80cm £5.00
Another great plant from Trevor Edwards, a fabulous tall ornamental thistle with rich blue-purple flowerheads on silver-purple stems mid-late summer. Full sun in rich soil.
Large, almost black leaves, red flowers August-October.
AGM PBR 30cm £5.00
Lovely large white flowers flushed pale blue at the tips. Very desirable, majestic, but slow-growing.
NEW 1.00m £10.00
Short pale brown panicles on green upright stems. Shorter foliage. Deciduous.
Large rose-pink flowers veined crimson. Vigorous, but stays low.
Taller than most California Iris, has deep violet flowers. Full sun.
Graceful plant with masses of azure-blue flowers from September to frosts. Needs a warm spot with moisture-retentive soil.
AGM 1.20m £5.00
Lavender flowers May-November. Sun.
NEW 60cm £5.00
Stunning golden-yellow foliage contrasts well with purple-blue flower spikes from July-September.
Large, deep rose-pink cornflowers.
'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.
Small red burrs on thin stems.
Purple-black stems bear spikes of deep purple-blue flowers midsummer. Insects love Agastaches! Well drained soil in sun. This one seems hardy!
NEW 50cm £5.00