native Irish garden plants for flower beds

QuestionsHow to growFlowersSummer colour from seednative Irish garden plants for flower beds
Carole Reynolds asked 13 years ago

I am involved with flower bed filling in Roundstone Co Galway. I want to plant native Irish plants, which provide lots of colour and are suitable for a coastal village in Connemara. Can you give some help? Shrubs and hedges could also be included.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
Native Irish plants, such as red poppies, blue cornflower, yellow corn marigold, purple corncockle and white dog daisies will flower for a relatively short period, probably too early for the summer show. These are mainly plants of cornfields.

Native shrubs include guelder rose, blackthorn, wild rose, furze and broom … fine for hedgerows, but perhaps not what you have in mind for flower beds in a village.