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.

We don't have a mail order service but please do contact us if we have something you really want and you can't get to see us. The lists below shows the plants that we usually have in stock. We don't have sophisticated stock control (we just take a look!) so, if you want something in particular
please phone 07977 550050 to check availabilty.
We're always adding to our collection so please do visit, email or call.

Very Coastal - front line plants!

A-Z perennials - will all tolerate coastal conditions

Lampranthus white
Leucanthemum superbum
Libertia chilensis
Lupinus arboreus
Lychnis coronaria (magenta)
Lychnis coronaria 'Alba'
Mathiasella bupleuroides 'Green Dream'
Melianthus major
Morina longifolia
Myrtus communis
Nepeta cataria
Oenothera ‘Apricot Delight’
Oenothera pallida 'Innocence'
Papaver orientale Royal Wedding
Parahebe 'Snow Clouds'
Phlomis russeliana
Plectranthus argentatus
Plectranthus purpuratus
Thyme (common and golden)
Rumex flexuosus
Salvia Blue Note
Salvia greggii ‘Blue Note’
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

Grasses & grass-like


Anemanthele lessoniana
Carex Comans ‘Frosted Curls’
Carex comans Bronze
Carex greyii
Festuca glauca
Juncus spiralis
Miscanthus sinensis
Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'
Stipa gigantea
Stipa tenuissims (Nassella tenuiissima)

Lathyrus latifolius
Passiflora caerulea
Trachylospermum jasminoides

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