Long Beach Volunteers References

Here is a list of beachy plants which we recommend to volunteers, followed by a list of recommended books.

Beach plants


Arctosis (African Daisy)


Gomphrena (Globe Amaranth)

Helichrysum bracteatum (Strawflower)

Lobularia Maritima (Sweet Alyssum)

Papaver rhoeas (Flanders Field Poppy or Corn Poppy)

Portulaca Grandiflora (Moss Rose)

Senecio cineraria (Dusty Miller)


Achillea (Yarrow)

Antennaria Rosea (Cat's Foot)

Artemisia absinthium 'Lambrook Silver'

Artemisia 'David's Choice'

Artemisia 'Powis Castle'

Artemisia schmidtiana 'Silver Mound'

Artemisia x latiloba 'Valerie Finnis'

Coreopsis Grandiflora

Delosperma (Ice Plant)

Dianthus alpinus

Dianthus armeria

Dianthus chinensis (Chinese Pinks)

Dianthus deltoides (Maiden Pinks)

Dianthus gratianopolitanus (Cheddar Pinks)

Dianthus plumarious (Cottage Pink)

Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower) and 'White Swan' (White Cornflower)

Euphorbia dulcis 'Chameleon'

Euphorbia myrsinites

Gaillardia Grandiflora (Blanket Flower)

Helianthemum nummularium (Sunrose)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Lavandula (Lavender, assorted cultivars)

Oenothera Berlandieri (Pink Evening Primrose)

Penstemon, assorted

Penstemon pinifolius


Rudbeckia (Black-eyed Susan)

Salvia (Sage), assorted culinary and ornamental cultivars

Santolina (Lavender Cotton)

Santolina Virens (Green Lavender Cotton)

Sedum 'Autumn Joy', 'Frosty Morn', 'Matrona', and other upright and creeping sedums

Sempervivum arachnoideum (House Leek)

Sempervivum tectorum (Hens and Chicks)


Berberis thunbergii 'Crimson Pygmy' (Barberry)

Cistus x hybridis (White Rock Rose)

Rugosa roses (the "salt spray rose")

Hyppophae rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn)


Helictotrichon sempervirens (Blue Oat Grass)

Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal' (Switch Grass)

Pennisetum Setaceum (Fountain Grass)


Plants for Problem Places, by Graham Rice

The Dry Garden, by Beth Chatto

Taylor's Guide to Seashore Gardening

The Water Thrifty Garden, by Stan Defreitas

The Pacific Northwest Gardener's Book of Lists, by Ray and Jan McNeilan

The Northwest Gardeners' Resource Directory, by Stephanie Feeney (www.cedarcroft-press.com)

Herbs in Pots, by Rob Proctor and David Mack

Creative Containers, by Paul William

The Container Gardening Encyclopedia, by Sue Phillips

The Art of Gardening in Pots, by Elisabeth de Lestrieux

The Encyclopedia of Ornamental Grasses, by John Greenlee

Botanica: The Illustrated A-Z Guide to Over 10,000 Garden Plants

Shocking Beauty, by Thomas Hobbs
(recommended because it is so beautiful)

Gardening By Mail, by Barbara Barton
(invaluable for mail-ordering unusual plants)

Derek Jarman's Garden


This list compiled by Skyler Walker, Tangly Cottage Gardening


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