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Armeria alpina 'Bee's Lilac' (Thrift, Sea pink, Armeria)

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Plant description

Armeria 'Bee's Lilac' is a hardy, herbaceous perennial plant with pretty lilac mauve flowers. It forms attractive, dense cushions of foliage, and flowers through spring and summer. The flowers are good cut flowers, and can be used fresh or dried. It is a tough and adaptable plant that grows on a wide range of soils, and has few pests and diseases. It makes a good rockery and border plant, as well as being excellent for container growing. Armeria is also good for seaside and poolside plantings, as it is salt tolerant. Armeria likes a sunny or semi shaded position, and is also very frost tolerant. The plant resembles grass, so take care not to mistake it for a weed when it is not in flower. It does not like wet feet.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: mauve
Flowering season: spring summer

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.2 metres
Minimum height: not specified

Maximum width: 0.3 metres
Minimum width: not specified

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Butterflies, bees, moths, insects.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 6.5-7.5

Diseases

Root rot in over wet conditions

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.

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