Seaside and Coastal

Plants that tolerate sun, dry, windy and salty conditions near or on the coast.

63 Products

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    A lovely form of Achnatherum calamagrostis, which is native to much of Europe and tolerant of drought, sunshine and poor soils, this striking selection forms graceful mounds of relatively narrow foliage that is topped with many large buff feathery flower plumes from summer onwards. Sunny well drained spot. Height 80cm – 1m.

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    Delightful hardy cultivar that produces wonderful dark blue umbels of flower mid to late season. Sunny well drained spot. Height 70cm -90cm

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    Native marram or beach grass found mostly close to the coast where its rapidly spreading nature makes it excellent for stabilising sand dunes. Has wiry grey green foliage and sporadic strongly upright buff flowerheads. Tough plant for a tough position. Sunny open spot. Soil not too wet. Height; 80cm – 1m.

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    Found on stabilised sand dunes, and often in association with other beach grasses, this native sedge has light green leaves and is distinctive for the often noticeably straight lines created by its far reaching running habit. Happiest in poor dry soils in open and sunny positions. Excellent for beach stabilisation, and can also be used as a lawn alternative under suitable conditions. Height 35cm – 45cm.

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    A new release from Knoll Gardens, Festuca Blue Haze is a beautiful blue leaved selection from the native grass Festuca rubra, and produces slowly increasing mats of comparatively short, bright powdery blue foliage that can be rather longer when grown in pots. Tends to be longer lived than other forms of blue Festuca. Shy flowering. Best in a sunny open position with a soil that is not winter wet. Height; 20 – 40cm.

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    Long established good blue leaved form of Festuca glauca. Striking blue foliage making characteristic spiky mounds with silver flowers held above the foliage. Occasional flowers. Sunny open spot. Soil not too wet. Can be short lived (3 – 5 years). Height; 30cm – 40cm.

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    Great selection of Festuca glauca creating rounded mounds of narrow, spiky looking intense silvery blue leaves. Occasional flowers. Sunny open spot. Soil not too wet. Can be short lived (3 – 5 years). Height; 30cm – 40cm.

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    A recent European selection. Offering mounds of narrow green foliage and freely produced dainty flowers with stems that can fade to attractive shades of orange red from around high summer onwards. Sunny open spot. Soil not too wet. Height 60cm – 80cm.

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    Selected for its attractive spiky looking greenish to steely blue foliage and neat mounding habit. Occasional flowers. Can be short lived (3 – 5 years). Sunny open position. Soil not too wet. Height; 30cm – 40cm.

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    A native beach grass of coastal sand dunes with tough spreading strap like blue grey foliage occasionally topped with tall wheat like flowers. Sunny well drained spot to pure sand. Height 90cm – 1.2m.

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    Recent relatively hardy selection of sea lavender forming rosettes of wide glaucous green leaves topped by airy branched spikes of lavender mauve flowers during summer. Sunny open spot. Soil not too wet. Height 30cm – 45cm

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    This quick growing seductive grass forms clumps of soft green hair like foliage with a succession of lighter green flowers during summer. Sways with the slightest breeze. Sunny well drained position. Soil not wet. Height; 40cm – 60cm.

    Also known as Stipa tenuissima.