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ARMERIA

Commonly known as Sea pink, Thrift



All Flower MAY-JUL

Genus of about 80 species of hummocky or cushion-forming evergreens.

The well-known sea pink, or thrift as depicted on the 1937 10-sided threepenny bit, treasured as a memory of coastal holidays.

Distributed widely on sea cliffs and in mountainous areas.


  • Bee friendly
  • Good to know - good for rock gardens, troughs or for the front of a border.
  • Pests & Diseases - under glass - red spider mites, aphids.
  • Place of Origin - Turkey, Europe, northern Africa. North and South America.
  • Alpine or rock plant - These plants prefer well drained soil and are generally dwarf in habit. - cushion-forming perennials.
  • Evergreen
  • Fertile moist well-drained soil - will also tolerate less fertile soil. Good drainage is required.
  • Full sun
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Buy Varieties of ARMERIA

ARMERIA maritima 'Alba'

ARMERIA maritima 'Alba'  >


Commonly known as: Sea pink, Thrift.
Less common white form of thrift
Multibuy
individually £8.50 each, 3+ £7.50 each

ARMERIA maritima 'Splendens'

ARMERIA maritima 'Splendens'  >


Commonly known as: Sea pink, Thrift.
Deep pink
Multibuy
individually £8.50 each, 3+ £7.50 each

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