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Armeria 'Pretty Petite' is a hardy, herbaceous perennial plant with lovely soft to bright pink flowers. It forms attractive, dense cushions of foliage, and this variety is especially compact. It flowers for long periods through spring and summer, and the flowers make good cut flowers. They 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.
Flower colour: pink
Flowering season: spring summer
Maximum height: 0.2 metres
Minimum height: not specified
Maximum width: 0.3 metres
Minimum width: not specified
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Butterflies, moths, insects, bees.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Sand: moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 6.5-7.5
Root rot in over wet conditions
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.