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

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Plant description

Armeria 'Bee's Ruby' is a hardy, herbaceous perennial plant with lovely hot pink flowers from spring through summer. It forms attractive, dense cushions of foliage, and is a hardy, easy care plant. The plant has grass-like foliage, so take care not to mistake it for a weed when it is not in flower. The flowers are good cut flowers, and can be used fresh or dried. 

Armeria is a tough, adaptable plant that grows on a wide range of soils, and is troubled by few pests or 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.  It does not like wet feet.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: pink
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, 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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