8 Pretty, Salt-Tolerant Greenery Options for Coastal Planting

1. Daylily (Hemerocallis)

Daylilies thrive almost anywhere, making them perfect for seaside gardens. With grassy foliage and flowers in various shades, they add vibrant color from bright reds and deep purples to golden yellows, oranges, and creamy whites. 

2. Sea Oats (Chasmanthium latifolium)

Native to North America, sea oats flourish in coastal gardens and even in shade. Known for their unique seed plumes and bronze fall foliage, they grow up to 5 feet tall and 30 inches wide.

3. Red-Hot Poker (Kniphofia)

Red-hot poker adds vertical interest with its strappy leaves and spikes of red, orange, and yellow flowers in summer. Ideal for salty, heat- and drought-tolerant coastal gardens.

4. Gaillardia (Blanket Flower)

Gaillardia offers a long bloom season from summer to frost, perfect for seaside gardens. Drought-resistant and thriving in sandy, salty soils, they attract butterflies and make great cut flowers. 

5. Yarrow (Achillea)

Yarrow is an easy-growing, pest-free coastal plant that thrives in sunny gardens. With blooms in rich yellow, terra-cotta orange, deep red, bright pink, and pure white, they make sturdy cut flowers

6. Lantana (Lantana)

Lantana, tolerant of salty soil, is ideal for beachside gardens. With brightly colored flowers from summer to frost, they attract butterflies and require minimal maintenance.

7. Gazania (Gazania selections)

Gazania's cheery, daisy-shaped blooms in bright shades of yellow, orange, red, pink, and white make them a favorite in coastal gardens. 

8. Lavender (Lavandula)

Lavender, perfect for seaside gardens, complements roses with its scent. This easy-care plant grows well in sandy soil along the beach. Lavender thrives in full sun and well-drained soil.