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The Coastal Gardener

 

Most of our plants are sown and grown within sight of the sea. Seeds are collected and cuttings taken from plants at the nursery. Some seed is bought from specialist suppliers and nurtured to maturity. Seeds are sown in peat-free compost and everything is done with as little environmental impact as possible.  Plants are chosen for their tolerance of coastal conditions, their beauty or just because the Coastal Gardener has a soft spot for them (emotionally not horticulturally!) Native coastal plants like sea kale (Crambe maritima) and thrift (Armeria maritima) are the survivors; thriving despite the winds and salt laden sea spray. Others like tree echiums may be tender inland but are happy at the coast enjoying the (mainly) frost free climate, extra sunshine and milder winters of the Isle of Wight.

 

 

 

 

 

Very Coastal - front line plants!

Convolvulus cneorum

Cordyline australis

Cotinus coggygria

Eleagnus ebbingei

Fatsia japonica

Feijoa sellowiana

Ginkgo biloba

Grevillea Camberra Gem

Griselinia littoralis

Hydrangea arborescens Annabelle

Hydrangea paniculata Limelight

 

 

 

 

A-Z perennials - will all tolerate coastal conditions

Grasses & grass-like

 

The nursery has gone into hibernation for the winter and will awaken in the spring when the days lengthen

and temperatures rise. In the meantime, thank you to all our lovely customers and clients

who supported us during 2020. We look forward to seeing you in March.

Eryngium (various)

Helichrysum italicum

Lampranthus (various)

Libertia chilensis

Limonium latifolium

Lychnis coronaria

Oenothera 'Apricot Delight"

 

 

Agapanthus (various)                

Armeria maritima              

Armeria maritima "Morning Star"        

Buddleja globosa

Cordyline australis

Coronilla valentina          

Crambe maritima        

Echium candicans        

Echium pininana        

Echium vulgare        

Erigeron glauca "Sea Breeze"        

Erigeron karvinskianus

Rosemary (upright & prostratus)

Santolina chamaecyparissus

Silene maritima

Tamarisk

Thyme (various)

Watsonia Tesco hybrids

Abutilon megapotanicum

Acanthus mollis

Achillea Fanal

Achillea nobilis neilreichii

Aceana saccaticupula

Aeonium 'Zwartkop'

Agapanthus (various)

Agapanthus Lilliput

Agapanthus camp. albidus

Agastache 'Blue Fortune'

Agastache 'Golden Jubillee'

Alchemilla mollis

Anthemis t. Wargrave Variety

Antirrhinum molle

Aristea ecklonii

Armeria maritima (wild form)

Armeria maritima 'Rubra'

Armeria martima ‘Morning Star’

Asclepius tuberosa

Asphodeline liburnica

Astrantia m. Gill Richardson Gp

Baptisia Purple Smoke

Buddleja globosa

Brunnera Silver Spear

Camassia leichtlinii Alba

Camassia quamash

Cardoon

Catananche caerulea 'Alba'

Catananche caerulea 'Major'

Centaurea motana

Centaurea montana Purple Heart

Centaurea orientalis

Comfrey

Coronilla valentina

Crambe maritima

Dianthus carthusianorum

Dianthus cruentus

Dierama cosmos

Dierama dracomontanum

Digitalis lutea

Digitalis x mertonensis

Digitalis p. albiflora

Digitalis p. Sutton's Apricot

Dorycinium hirsutum

Echinacea pallida

Echinacea purpurea ‘White Swan’

Echinops ritro

Echium candicans

Echium pininana

Echium vulgare

Erigeron glauca ‘Sea Breeze’

Erigeron annuus

Erigeron Dunkelste Aller

Erigeron karvinskianus

Eryngium caeruleum

Eryngium maritima

Fragaria vesca (Alpine Strawberry)

Gaura lindheimeri 'The Bride'

Geranium Mavis Simpson

Geranium 'Johnson’s blue'

Geranium palmatum

Geranium mac.'White Ness'

Geranium Orion

Geum Mrs J Bradshaw

Geum Cooky

Gillenia trifoliata

Gladiolus byzantinus

Golden marjoram

Haloragis wellington bronze

Helianthemum Henfield Brilliant

Helianthemum Ben Ledi

Heleanthemum The Bride

Hemerocallis Burning Daylight

Hemerocallis Black Magic

Hemerocallis Catherine Woodbery

Hemerocallis Mallard

 

 

Hemerocallis Pink Damask

Jasione leavis Blue

Lampranthus orange

Lampranthus purple

Lampranthus red (Tresco fire)

Lampranthus white

Leucanthemum superbum

Libertia chilensis

Lupinus arboreus

Lychnis coronaria (magenta)

Lychnis coronaria 'Alba'

Macleaya cordata

Mathiasella bupleuroides 'Green Dream'

Melianthus major

Melianthus comosus

Morina longifolia

Myrtus communis

Nepeta cataria

Nepeta racemosa Snowflake

Nepeta racemosa Walker's Low

Oenothera ‘Apricot Delight’

Papaver orientale Royal Wedding

Parahebe 'Snow Clouds'

Phlomis russeliana

Plectranthus argentatus

Plectranthus purpuratus

Potentilla x tonguei

Potentilla vulgaris Alba

Rosemary

 

Thyme (orange and broad leaved)

Rumex flexuosus

Salvia Blue Note

Salvia greggii ‘Blue Note’

Salvia nemorosa Caradonna

Salvia Phyllis Fancy

Salvia pratensis

Salvia uliginosa

Sanguisorba 'Tanna'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa caucasica ‘Perfection Blue’

Scabiosa caucasica, 'Perfection White'

Silene maritima

Sisyrinchium angustifolium

Sisyrinchium depauperatum

Solanum aviculare

Solanum pyracanthum

Stokesia laevis

Watsonia Tresco hybrids

Anemanthele lessoniana

Carex Comans ‘Frosted Curls’

Carex comans Bronze

Carex greyii

Festuca glauca

Festuca glauca Elijah Blue

Juncus spiralis

Miscanthus sinensis

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'

Stipa gigantea

Stipa tenuissims (Nassella tenuiissima)

 

Climbers

Akebia quinata

Lathyrus latifolius

Passiflora caerulea

Lonicera

Trachylospermum jasminoides

Bulbs

 

We have a range of pot grown bulbs including Aliums, Tulips, Daffodils and Iris. Some are in terracotta pots - ideal as gifts.

Iris

Iris Benton Caramel

Iris Benton Lorna

Iris Black Swan

Iris Jane Phillips

Iris Kent Pride

Iris Rajah

Iris Raspberry Blush

Iris Sultan's Palace

We have a small selection of native hedging - please contact us for details

Trees & Shrubs

Avocado!

Acacia baileyana

Acacia dealbata

Acca

Atriplex hamilus

Arbutus unedo

Bupleurum fruticosum

Callistemon

Carob (Ceratonia siliqua)

Choysia ternata

Cistus ladanifer

Cistus purpurea

 

Loquat (Eribotrya Japonica

Paulownia tormentosa

Phormium tenax

Tamarisk ram. Pink Cascade

Tamarix tetandra

Tamarix Hlsdonk White

Trachycarpus fortunei