Seaside Gardening Guide

See what’s growing in these enchanting spaces by the sea.

What to Grow on the Coast

For most plants, the sandy soil of the coast lacks essential nutrients. Pack your garden with these hardy, coastal picks that can survive and thrive in a seaside environment.

Ornamental Grasses: American Beach Grass
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Ornamental Grasses: American Beach Grass

Ornamental grasses help prevent erosion and have high salt tolerance.

A full-sun East Coast native, it takes wind and salt, reaching 2 to 3 feet. Zones 5--10

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