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Armeria alpina 'Pretty Petite' (Thrift, Sea pink, Armeria)

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Plant description

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.

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, moths, insects, bees.

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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