'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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MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Zwerg Elefant'

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Zwerg Elefant'

Unique dark pinky-red crimped flowers burst out of their bulbous sheaths late summer! Wide foliage. A current favourite.

1.80m £5.00

SANGUISORBA tenuifolia var. alba

Narrow white drooping bottlebrush flowers more like catkins!

1.80m £5.00

SANGUISORBA tenuifolia var. alba
KNIPHOFIA 'Lord Roberts'

KNIPHOFIA 'Lord Roberts'

Much requested in our garden. Deep orange-red flowers August-October. Very floriferous!

1.80m £5.00

KNIPHOFIA 'Sunningdale Yellow'

Slender pale yellow pokers with green tips, June-August.

AGM 1.00m £5.00

KNIPHOFIA 'Sunningdale Yellow'
AGAPANTHUS 'Navy Blue'

AGAPANTHUS 'Navy Blue'

Mid-blue flowers through summer. Hardy, and very floriferous!

60cm £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'
KNIPHOFIA 'Mermaiden'

KNIPHOFIA 'Mermaiden'

Primrose-green to green flowers July-September. Sun.

75cm £5.00

KNIPHOFIA northiae

Giant flowerheads of pale yellow opening from red buds.

AGM 1.50m £5.00

KNIPHOFIA northiae
SEDUM telephium 'Purple Emperor'

SEDUM telephium 'Purple Emperor'

Deep purple leaves topped with red-purple flowerheads from August-October. Bees love sedums!

AGM 45cm £5.00

SANGUISORBA officinalis 'Martin's Mulberry'

An improvement on 'Arnhem' - more upright, with maroon flowers.

1.80m £5.00

SANGUISORBA officinalis 'Martin's Mulberry'
CIRSIUM rivulare 'Atropurpureum'

CIRSIUM rivulare 'Atropurpureum'

Ornamental thistle, with dark maroon-red thistle flowers all summer.

90cm £5.00

AGAPANTHUS 'African Moon'

Pale misty blue flowerheads on stout stems. Well drained soil in sun. Agapanthus prefer to be in front of the border.

AGM 90cm £6.50

AGAPANTHUS 'African Moon'
ACHILLEA filipendula 'Gold Plate'

ACHILLEA filipendula 'Gold Plate'

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

AGM 1.20m £4.50

VERONICASTRUM virginicum 'Apollo'

Long-blooming spikes of lilac flowers. Sun.

90cm £5.00

VERONICASTRUM virginicum 'Apollo'
CYNARA cardunculus

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

IRIS 'Aunty Ruth'

From Sylvia Fenwick, a king pin of Warks Plant Heritage! This was given to her by her aunt, who had grown it for a number of years. Wonderful dusky rose to russet veined flowers.

30cm £6.50

IRIS 'Aunty Ruth'

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