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Armeria maritima

Thrift

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Features

  • BloomsApril to October
  • Height0.05m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.45m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourPink, rarely red, white
  • Leaf ColourMedium green shades

Description

Armeria maritima (Thrift). This species is easy to grow in most soils. It is a perennial that is suitable for rock gardens, edgings, or for the front of the border. The flower heads are round and are made up of many small pink-mauve or white blossoms. This plant is often found in the wild in Northern Europe.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Sea pink, Sea pink

Origin

Greenland, Iceland, Britain

Interest and use

Border, rock garden, ground cover, cutting bed, edging. Spring/summer interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Medium, Poor quality
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are fully to frost hardy and will require sun and well drained soil.

Propagation

Propagation is by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer or by seed in the autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mites, aphids under glass.

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