Armeria maritima 'Splendens'
Armeria maritima 'Splendens'
Armeria maritima 'Splendens'
Armeria maritima 'Splendens'
Armeria maritima 'Splendens'
Armeria maritima 'Splendens'
Armeria maritima 'Splendens'

Armeria maritima 'Splendens'

Sea Thrift

syn. Sea Piink

Plumbaginaceae

Height

15 - 20 cm

Flower colour

magenta

Flowering time

June - July

Foliage colour

dark green

Sunlight

sun

Soil

well drained, gritty

pH

acid - neutral - alkaline

Hardiness

hardy

Plant range

garden variety

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.

Propagation:


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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