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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.

  • Evergreen
  • Alpine or rock plant - These plants prefer well drained soil and are generally dwarf in habit. - cushion-forming perennials.
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - 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.
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Rockery (inc alpine) -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - will also tolerate less fertile soil. Good drainage is required.
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -

Buy Varieties of ARMERIA

ARMERIA maritima 'Alba'

ARMERIA maritima 'Alba'  >

Commonly known as: Sea pink, Thrift.
Less common white form of thrift
individually £10.50 each, 3+ £8.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

ARMERIA maritima 'Splendens'

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Commonly known as: Sea pink, Thrift.
Deep pink
individually £10.50 each, 3+ £8.00 each
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Available late spring to early summer 2021 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.

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