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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.

Armeria maritima - Care Guide

Caring for Armeria maritima

Sea pink, Sea thrift

Armeria maritima grows in the wild on the very edge of our sea cliffs in the teeth of the wind. They have however been propagated and hybridised to produce cultivars which are just as suited to growing in our gardens in rather less exposed positions.

A. maritima is a clump forming perennial with linear dark green leaves which form into a tight mound of up to 4 or 5in in height with, often, a greater spread. The flowers appear in April or May on stiff stems rising above the mound and topped by a spherical flower head of many individual flower heads. The wild forms of A. maritima are pink in a variety of shades. We offer A. maritima ‘Splendens’ which has large deep pink flower heads of up to 8in in height and A. maritima ‘Alba’ with pure white flowers.

These plants are perfect for the rock garden or as plants to edge a border. They do well on hot dry sunny banks or in crevices of a loose stoned patio.

Propagation of the clumps is easy by division in early spring. Alternatively you can collect the ripe seeds in summer and sow them in the cold frame in the autumn or spring.

Armeria  maritima 'Alba'   click for larger image
Armeria maritima 'Alba'
Armeria   maritima 'Alba'  click for larger image
Armeria maritima 'Alba'
Armeria  maritima 'Alba'   click for larger image
Armeria maritima 'Alba'
Armeria   maritima 'Alba'  click for larger image
Armeria maritima 'Alba'
A.  maritima 'Splendens Perfecta'   click for larger image
A. maritima 'Splendens Perfecta'
 A.  maritima 'Splendens Perfecta'  click for larger image
A. maritima 'Splendens Perfecta'
 A.  maritima 'Splendens Perfecta'  click for larger image
A. maritima 'Splendens Perfecta'


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