A wide variety of coastal plants for all keen gardeners
The blue libertia doesn’t seem to grow quite so large as the white L. grandiflora. Stiff upright leaves, the flower spikes above foliage. Sunny position above 60 cm high. 2ltr pot
Tree Lupin. A bushy evergreen shrub with grey-green foliage and fragrant spikes of blue flowers. Suitable for coastal gardens 3ltr pot
A lovely colourful Phormium growing to approx 1m with red/pink orange and olive green leaves. 2ltr pot.
Famed for its spectacular foliage Leucadendron argenteum has large, broadly pointed green leaves covered in silver hairs. These leaves create a vivid display as they shimmer in the wind. Nice multi stemmed plants approx. 60cms high
This NZ native reed is a great choice for wet or dry problem areas. Also known as jointed rush as the delicate grey-green leaves have brown markings or joints at various points along the leaf length. It grows in full sun and prefers damp, swampy areas and can grow in water also. It will also tolerate dry areas once established and is also suitable to...
Elegia elephantina is a robust evergreen Restio from South Africa that forms tight clumps consisting of hundreds of culms. It produces brown grass-like flower heads in summer/autumn. It can reach a height of approx 2m. Plant in a sunny position in a soil that does not waterlog. Hardy to -7c. 3ltr pot
A vigorous catmint with small, tubular, lavender-blue flowers held in clusters of upright stems from June to July and attractive, aromatic, light grey-green foliage. The flowers are highly attractive to bees, and of course, the foliage to cats, who will go mad for it.
This lovely evergreen has dark green leaves which are thick & glossy & make a good background for other plants. It makes a fantastic non-flowering hedge & is especially good in coastal areas. Plant in decent fertile soil in full sun. Best pruned in spring-early summer. Can also be grown as a tough tree. 5ltr pot
A clump of evergreen Kniphofia rooperi makes an impressive statement in the autumn, often lasting til well into October. The plants are tall and the large, flattened and wide flower-heads are rich orange-red with golden flowers at the base of the inflorescence. Grow in well-drained soil.