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Armeria (Armeria, Thrift, Sea pink)

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Plant description

Armeria are herbaceous or shrubby perennials that form dense cushions of foliage, and flower through spring and summer. The flowers are good cut flowers, and can be used fresh or dried. They are tough and adaptable plants that grow on a wide range of soils, and have few pests and diseases. They make good rockery plants, as well as being excellent container plants. They are also good seaside plants, as they are very salt tolerant. They like a sunny or semi shaded position, and are 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.

Propagate by division of the plant, or by seed.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: pink, white, mauve
Flowering season: spring summer

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.3 metres
Minimum height: 0.1 metres

Maximum width: 0.3 metres
Minimum width: not specified

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

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

Fauna attracting?

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

Climate

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

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: dry, well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 6.5-7.5

Diseases

Root rot in overly wet conditions

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser applied in spring.

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