Steve Whysall: Top 100 Best Plants for the Coastal Garden

The following 100 plants are identified by Vancouver Sun Gardening Columnist Steve Whysall as the Best Plants for the Coastal Garden in his new book of the same name "100 Best Plants for the Coastal Garden".

Plants identified with an asterisk are usually instock and available at Arts Nursery. Please contact us in advance to confirm availability.

 

  1. (*)Acer palmatum dissectum 'Crimson Queen' - Crimson Queen Japanese Maple
  2. (*)Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood' - Bloodgood Japanese Maple
  3. (*)Actinidia kolomikta - Kolomikta Vine
  4. (*)Adiantum pedatum - Maidenhair Fern
  5. (*)Akebia quinata - Chocolate Vine
  6. (*)Alchemilla mollis - Lady's Mantle
  7. Allium aflatunense - Ornamental Onion
  8. (*)Anemone x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert' - Windflower
  9. (*)Aster x frikartii 'Monch' - Michaelmas Daisy
  10. (*)Astilbe x arendsii 'Fanal' - Astilbe
  11. (*)Astrantia major 'Ruby Wedding' - Masterwort
  12. (*)Betula utilis jacquemontii - Himalayan Birch
  13. (*)Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' - Siberian Bugloss
  14. (*)Buddleia davidii 'Black Knight' - Butterfly Bush
  15. (*)Buxus sempervirens - English Boxwood
  16. (*)Calamagrostis x acutifolia 'Overdam' - Feather Reed Grass
  17. Camellia x williamsii 'Donation' - Japanese Camellia
  18. (*)Campsis x tagliabuana 'Madame Galen' - Trumpet Vine
  19. (*)Ceanothus impressus 'Victoria' - California Lilac
  20. (*)Cercidiphyllum japonicum - Katsura Tree
  21. (*)Choisya ternata 'Aztec Pearl' - Mexican Orange
  22. (*)Cimicifuga simplex 'Brunette' - Black leaved Bugbane
  23. (*)Clematis x jackmanii - Clematis Vine
  24. (*)Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam' - Thread-leaved Coreopsis
  25. (*)Cornus 'Eddies White Wonder' - Dogwood
  26. (*)Corydalis lutea - Yellow corydalis
  27. (*)Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple' - Smoke Bush
  28. Cotoneaster dammeri 'Coral Beauty' - Bearberry Cotoneaster
  29. (*)Crocosmia 'Lucifer' - Montbretia
  30. (*)Daphne odora - Winter Daphne
  31. (*)Delphinium elatum 'Pacific Giant Hybrids' - Delphinium
  32. (*)Dicentra spectabilis 'Alba' - White Bleeding Heart
  33. (*)Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus' - Purple Coneflower
  34. (*)Enkianthus campanulatus 'Red Bells' - Pagoda Bush
  35. (*)Erica carnea 'Springwood White' - Winter Heather
  36. (*)Euonymous fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety' - Winter Creeper
  37. (*)Euphorbia characias wulfenii - Spurge
  38. Forysthia x intermedia 'Spectabilis' - Forsythia
  39. (*)Fuchsia magellanica 'Riccartonii' - Hardy Fuchsia
  40. Geranium macrorrhizum 'Bevans Variety' - Hardy Geranium
  41. (*)Ginkgo biloba - Ginkgo Tree
  42. (*)Hamamelis x intermedia 'Arnolds Promise' - Witchhazel
  43. Helictotrichon sempervirens 'Sapphire Fountain' - Blue Oat Grass
  44. (*)Helleborus orientalis - Lenten Rose
  45. (*)Hemerocallis 'Stella de Oro' - Daylily
  46. (*)Heuchera americana 'Plum Pudding' - Fancy Leaved Coral Bells
  47. (*)Hibiscus syriacus 'Blue Bird' - Rose of Sharon
  48. (*)Hosta 'Halcyon' - Plantain Lily
  49. (*)Hydrangea serrata 'Blue Bird' - Hydrangea
  50. (*)Iris siberica 'Silver Edge' - Siberian Iris
  51. (*)Jasminum officinale - Jasmine Vine
  52. (*)Juniperus squamata 'Blue Star' - Single Seed Juniper
  53. (*)Kniphofia 'Royal Castle' - Red Hot Poker
  54. (*)Lavandula angustifolia - English Lavender
  55. (*)Lavatera 'Barnsley' - Tree Mallow
  56. (*)Ligularia dentata 'Desdemona' - Ligularia
  57. (*)Lilium 'Casa Blanca' - Lily
  58. (*)Lonicera japonica 'Halliana' - Halls Honeysuckle
  59. (*)Magnolia x soulangeana - Saucer Magnolia
  60. (*)Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus' - Japanese Silver Grass
  61. Muscari armeniacum - Grape Hyacinth
  62. (*)Nandina domestica 'Plum Passion' - Heavenly Bamboo
  63. (*)Nymphaea 'James Brydon' - Water lily
  64. (*)Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' - Black Mondo Grass
  65. (*)Pachysandra terminalis - Japanese Spurge
  66. (*)Paeonia lactiflora 'Bowl of Beauty' - Japanese Peony
  67. Papaver orientale 'Beauty of Livermere' - Poppy
  68. (*)Passiflora caerulea - Passion Vine
  69. (*)Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln' - Fountain Grass
  70. (*)Philadelphus coronarius 'Aureus' - Mock Orange
  71. Phlox paniculata 'David' - Phlox
  72. Picea pungens 'Hoopsii' - Colorado Blue Spruce
  73. (*)Pieris 'Forest Flame' - Lily of the Valley Shrub
  74. (*)Potentilla fruticosa 'Goldfinger' - Cinquefoil
  75. Primula vulgaris 'Quakers Bonnet' - Double English Primrose
  76. Prunus x yedoensis 'Akebono' - Yoshino Cherry
  77. Pulmonaria 'Dark Vader' - Lungwort
  78. (*)Pyrus salicifolia 'Pendula' - Weeping Willow Leaved Pear
  79. (*)Rhododendron yakushimanum - Yak Rhododendron
  80. Rhododendron 'Rosebud'
  81. (*)Ribes sanguineum - Flowering Currant
  82. (*)Robinia pseudoacacia 'Frisia' - Golden Locust Tree
  83. Rosa 'Ballerina' - Ballerina Rose
  84. Rosa 'Elina' - Elina Rose
  85. Rosa 'Graham Thomas' - Graham Thomas Rose
  86. Rosa 'New Dawn' - New Dawn Rose
  87. Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' - Sweet Chariot Rose
  88. Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' - Purple Sage
  89. (*)Sedum x 'Autumn Joy' - Showy Stonecrop
  90. (*)Spiraea bumalda 'Goldflame' - Spirea
  91. (*)Stewartia pseudocamellia - Japanese Stewartia Tree
  92. (*)Styrax japonicus - Japanese Snowbell Tree
  93. (*)Syringa vulgaris 'Mme Lemoine' - Lilac
  94. (*)Taxus x media 'Hicksii' - Hicks Yew
  95. (*)Thymus pseudolanuginosus - Woolly Thyme
  96. (*)Trachycarpus fortunei - Windmill Palm
  97. (*)Viburnum plicatum 'Summer Snowflake'
  98. (*)Weigela florida 'Wine and Roses'
  99. (*)Wisteria floribunda 'Alba'
  100. Yucca filamentosa 'Bright Edge'
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