Armeria maritima 'Splendens'
syn. Sea Piink
15 - 20 cm
June - July
well drained, gritty
acid - neutral - alkaline
Armeria is a genus in the Plumbaginaceae family. Species of the genus are very similar in appearance and difficult to identify. They have a basal rosette of thread-like leaves and leaveless flower stalks with round clustes of white or pink flowers.One species, Armeria maritima, is native to Iceland, most other species are native to the Mediterranean region.
Division in spring.
Seed sown in March.
Seed just covered and kept at 20°C (68°F) until germination. Germination is slow. After germination it should be kept at a lower temperature with plenty of light so the plants won't become lanky.
Variety with magenta flowers, which is taller than the species. Grows best in gritty, sandy soil in full sun.
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