Saturday, February 27, 2010

Flowering plants for the coast

Hope you are having a nice weekend.

Seaside Daisy (Erigeron) © Evelyn Howard 2010

Here now, gone tomorrow… It’s really tricky growing flowering plants by the coast. The flowers lose their petals when the wind is strong. The daisy above is suitable for coastal areas, and it’s called Seaside Daisy (Erigeron). I have a few more photos here.

I have bought it for my balcony, but I have lost a few flowers… I will give it a bit more time, before I decide if I keep it…

 

Convolvulus mauritanicus © Evelyn Howard 2010

Another plant that is good for coastal conditions is this one with purple flowers (above) called Convolvulus mauritanicus. It is a perennial groundcover, which is also suitable for hanging baskets and as spillover plants.

 

Alyssum © Evelyn Howard 2010

Pretty white flowers…. Alyssum – probably not high on the list for the coast but mine is surviving…

 

Kangaroo Paw (Anigozanthos) © Evelyn Howard 2010

Kangaroo Paw (Anigozanthos) is supposedly bird attracting… this plant is heat and drought tolerant. If they are planted in containers like mine are, they will enjoy a good drink often as containers dry up quickly along the coast.

 

TodaysFlowers

That’s it from me this weekend, have a nice week ahead.

Visit Today’s flowers for more photos.

14 comments:

Teri C said...

Oh my, what a BEAUTIFUL daisy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

linda may said...

G'Day fellow Aussie gardener. Thanks for sharing your flowers.

Julie said...

Oooooh...all kinds of little pretties!!! Yeah!!!

Troy said...

Your Kangaroo Paw is one of the most fascinating flwers I have seen, so colorful, so unique. I love it.

SandyCarlson said...

Your hardy and beautiful flowers are very pretty.

Louis la Vache said...

Those daisies do well along the California coast, too.

Melanie said...

Evelyn, That Alyssum does not look like the Alyssum I grow in my garden, it's very pretty.

julia said...

love your recent work shown on the side bar

Carletta said...

Such a lovely variety!
I love the daisy and do I see Dusty Miller in the background.
The Kangaroo Paw is beautiful!
Mine’s here: Carletta’s Captures.

Judy said...

The daisy is beautiful! I am glad you have posted another photo of the kangaroo paw - I like learning more about it! How big is the entire plant?

Japa said...

You've got green thumbs that care for and grow beautiful blooms.

Carver said...

These are all so beautiful. I love small delicate flowers and many of these are favorites of mine.

Evelyn Howard said...

@ Judy: This one grows to 80 cms / 31 inches, but there are smaller varieties.

Regina said...

Very pretty!
Thanks for sharing Ev.
Great captures.

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