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Selecting plants which can handle strong winds and salt sprays will be key in the design of your seaside garden

Coastal Gardens can be places of beauty. However, gardening by the sea can be challenging. The proximity to the ocean or sea must be borne in mind when considering what to plant. Selecting plants which can handle strong winds and salt sprays will be key in the design of a seaside garden. Luckily, many beautiful plants and flowers, if carefully selected, will survive and even thrive, and help you design the perfect coastal landscape.


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Aeonium 'Sunburst'

Among the loveliest of Aeoniums, award-winning 'Sunburst' is an evergreen succulent with large variegated rosettes, 6-8 in. across (15-20 cm), of fleshy, spoon-shaped leaves. Held on long bare stems, the leaves are a delightful combination of creamy yellow and green stripes and are adorned with coppery red tips when exposed to the sun.

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Aeonium 'Zwartkop'

A truly captivating Aeonium, award-winning 'Zwartkop' is an evergreen succulent with large rosettes, 6-8 in. across (15-20 cm), of glossy, fleshy, dark burgundy, pointed leaves. If grown in full sun, the foliage of this Aeonium turns almost black, adding incredible drama and interest to the garden or containers.

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Aeonium canariense (Canary Island Aeonium)

Aeonium canariense is an impressive evergreen succulent with large velvety rosettes, 6-12 in. across (15-30 cm), of fleshy leaves. Fresh green when grown in part shade, the soft, fuzzy leaves become tinged with reddish pink when exposed to the sun.

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Aeonium haworthii 'Kiwi'

A very pretty Aeonium, award-winning 'Kiwi' is an evergreen succulent with small variegated rosettes, 3-5 in. across (7-12 cm), of fleshy, spoon-shaped leaves. Creamy-yellow in their center, the pointed leaves gradually change to soft green towards their edges, which are elegantly adorned with a rose-red ribbon when adequately exposed to the sun.

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Aeoniums

Mostly native to the Canary Islands off the west coast of North Africa, Aeoniums are fascinating evergreen succulents with irresistible rosettes of fleshy, pinwheel leaves. Attractive when not blooming, they are particularly striking with their bright racemes of small, star-shaped flowers.

Agapanthus 'Arctic Star' (African Lily)

Noted for its hardiness and vigorous growth, Agapanthus 'Arctic Star' produces large rounded clusters of trumpet-shaped, pure white flowers on sturdy, upright stalks atop a clump of beautiful, semi-evergreen, gray-green, strap-shaped leaves.

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Agapanthus 'Black Buddhist' (African Lily)

One of the darkest African Lilies, Agapanthus 'Black Buddhist' is a compact perennial with large rounded clusters packed with dark blue, trumpet-shaped flowers, each adorned with a dark stripe down the center of the petals.

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Agapanthus 'Blue Heaven' (African Lily)

Blooming perpetually through the entire season, Agapanthus 'Blue Heaven' is an upright, clump forming African Lily with profuse rounded clusters packed with up to 80 dark violet-blue flowers. Blooming from early to late summer, they rise on stiff, upright stalks atop clumps of large, evergreen, strap-shaped leaves.

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Agapanthus 'Bressingham Blue' (African Lily)

Native to South Africa, Agapanthus 'Bressingham Blue' is a flamboyant African Lily with showy, 4.5 in. (11 cm), rounded clusters of deep amethyst-blue flowers from mid to late summer. They rise on stiff, upright stalks atop clumps of beautiful, long, shiny leaves.

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Agapanthus 'Brilliant Blue' (African Lily)

Free-flowering, Agapanthus 'Brilliant Blue' is a compact semi-evergreen African Lily boasting loose clusters of rich blue flowers, adorned with a darker stripe running through each petal. After 5 years, it will produce more than 100 flowers each summer.

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Agapanthus 'Donau' (African Lily)

Agapanthus 'Donau' is a lovely African Lily with showy rounded clusters of star-shaped, pale-blue flowers adorned with dark-blue central stripes. Blooming from mid to late summer, the showy flowers, up to 8 in. across (20 cm), rise on stiff, upright stalks atop clumps of beautiful, deciduous, arching, lustrous green leaves.

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Agapanthus 'Dr. Brouwer' (African Lily)

Agapanthus 'Dr. Brouwer' is a lovely African Lily with showy rounded clusters of dark blue, star-shaped flowers from mid to late summer. They rise on stiff, upright stalks atop clumps of beautiful, deciduous, arching dark blue green leaves.

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Agapanthus 'Ever Sapphire' (African Lily)

Flowering earlier than most varieties, Agapanthus 'Ever Sapphire' is a dwarf, semi-evergreen African Lily boasting loose clusters of deep blue flowers over a long season. Starting flowering in late spring, it reblooms throughout the summer for a long-lasting display.

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Agapanthus 'Fireworks' (African Lily)

Agapanthus 'Fireworks' is a compact African Lily boasting huge umbels densely packed with delicate trumpet flowers which change from dark, violet blue at the throat to pure white on the petal edges. They sit atop slender stalks that arise from a neat clump of strap-shaped, fresh green leaves.

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Agapanthus 'Luly' (African Lily)

Agapanthus 'Luly' is a particularly charming African Lily with striking rounded clusters of pale-blue, star-shaped flowers, each petal with a darker mid-vein.

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Agapanthus 'Midnight Star' (African Lily)

A popular variety of African Lily, Agapanthus 'Midnight Star' is a deciduous perennial with large, rounded clusters of midnight blue, trumpet shaped flowers from mid to late summer. They rise on stiff, upright stalks atop clumps of beautiful, narrowly strap-shaped leaves.

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Agapanthus 'Northern Star' (African Lily)

Native to South Africa, Agapanthus 'Northern Star' is a particularly striking African Lily with showy rounded clusters of dark blue, star-shaped flowers from mid to late summer. They rise on stiff, upright stalks atop clumps of beautiful, deciduous, arching leaves tinged with deep violet at the base.

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Agapanthus 'Peter Pan' (African Lily)

A very attractive dwarf Lily of the Nile, Agapanthus 'Peter Pan' produces graceful rounded clusters of trumpet-shaped, light blue flowers, each petal with a darker mid-vein.

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Agapanthus 'Polar Ice' (African Lily)

Agapanthus 'Polar Ice' (African Lily) is a clump-forming, deciduous perennial producing large rounded clusters of trumpet-shaped, pure white flowers. They sit on sturdy, upright stalks above a clump of beautiful, fresh green, strap-shaped leaves.

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Agapanthus 'Purple Cloud' (African Lily)

One of the darkest African Lilies, Agapanthus 'Purple Cloud' is a compact perennial with huge umbels, up to 10in. across (25 cm), densely packed with violet-purple, pendulous, trumpet-shaped flowers.

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Agapanthus 'Silver Moon' (African Lily)

A very attractive variegated Lily of the Nile, Agapanthus 'Silver Moon' enlivens the summer garden with its brightly stripped silvery-white, strap-shaped leaves. It is topped in summer with abundant rounded clusters of trumpet-shaped, lavender-blue flowers, which rise with majesty on stiff, upright stalks.

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Agapanthus 'Twister' (African Lily)

Very showy, Agapanthus 'Twister' is a medium sized semi-evergreen African Lily boasting 6-8 in. wide (15-20 cm) umbels of bicolored flowers which change from blue at the throat to white on the petal edges. They sit atop tall, slender stalks that arise from a lush clump of semi-glossy, strap-shaped, green leaves

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Agapanthus (African Lily)

Agapanthus are such flamboyant and exotic-looking perennials that it is impossible not to love them!

Agave 'Blue Flame'

Resembling a blue flame with its gracefully incurved leaf, Agave 'Blue Flame' is an evergreen succulent perennial which produces elegant rosettes of flexible blue-green leaves with finely serrated margins and a terminal spine.

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