'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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CENTAUREA 'Jordy'

CENTAUREA 'Jordy'

Deep maroon cornflowers contrast perfectly with grey-green foliage. My current favourite!

35cm £5.00

ARUNDO donax

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

3.00m £7.50

ARUNDO donax
ANTHEMIS tinctoria 'Wargrave Variety'

ANTHEMIS tinctoria 'Wargrave Variety'

Pale yellow daisies in summer over dark green foliage. Sun.

90cm £5.00

LEUCANTHEMUM x superbum 'Elworthy Sparkler'

Buttercream buds open to single white daisies. It really does sparkle!

75cm £5.00

LEUCANTHEMUM x superbum 'Elworthy Sparkler'
VERBENA bonariensis

VERBENA bonariensis

Tall erect branching stems topped with flat clusters of small mauve scented flowers from late summer to autumn. Hot dry position.

AGM 1.50m £5.00

CENTAUREA 'John Coutts'

Large, deep rose-pink cornflowers.

60cm £5.00

CENTAUREA 'John Coutts'
ARTEMISIA ludoviciana 'Valerie Finnis'

ARTEMISIA ludoviciana 'Valerie Finnis'

Lovely silver foliage plant, useful for edge of border as a foil for darker plants. Dead-head to keep her at her best! Sunny, well drained spot.

AGM 60cm £5.00

IRIS 'Broadleigh Rose'

Californian Iris with dusky rose-pink flowers. Sun.

30cm £5.00

IRIS 'Broadleigh Rose'
AGAPANTHUS 'Windlebrooke'

AGAPANTHUS 'Windlebrooke'

Deep indigo buds open to form beautiful heads of dark blue flowers with darker veining, over a tidy clump of narrow leaves.

60cm £6.50

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

CYNARA cardunculus
SANGUISORBA officinalis dark form

SANGUISORBA officinalis dark form

Very dark maroon burrs.

1.50m £5.00

ECHINOPS ritro 'Veitch's Blue'

A shorter variety. Deep violet-blue globe thistle flowers from July-September. Good as a cut flower. Any soil in sun.

1.00m £5.00

ECHINOPS ritro 'Veitch's Blue'
ACHILLEA filipendula 'Gold Plate'

ACHILLEA filipendula 'Gold Plate'

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

AGM 1.20m £5.00

ERYNGIUM x zabelii 'Donard Variety'

Silvery-blue flowerheads, bowl-shaped and very feathered, June-September.

75cm £7.00

ERYNGIUM x zabelii 'Donard Variety'
NEPETA nuda

NEPETA nuda

Narrow upright habit, with attractive rich violet-blue flowers in summer. Sun.

75cm £5.00

AGAPANTHUS 'Castle of Mey'

Lovely mid blue-violet flowers with a darker midrib, July-August. Floriferous, and hardy.

75cm £6.50

AGAPANTHUS 'Castle of Mey'

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