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ARMERIA maritima 'Splendens'
Commonly known as Sea pink, Thrift
Evergreen - dense, dark-green, needle-like leaves.
Shades of pink - All shades of pink through to Carmine (red) - deep pink
Height - 20cm (8in)
Spread - 30cm (12in)
Alpine or rock plant - These plants prefer well drained soil and are generally dwarf in habit.
Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - variable clump-forming perennial with compact clusters of flowers on stiff, erect stems
Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
Additional Features - Good to know - wildlife plant - insects.
Pests & Diseases - none if grown outside. Red spider mites, aphids, under glass.
Place of origin - mountain and coastal areas of the northern hemisphere.
Garden Location/Conditions - Coastal / windswept
Rockery (inc alpine)
Hardiness - Fully hardy
Seasonal Interest - Spring
Soil Conditions - Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil
Wildlife - Bee friendly
Herbaceous Plants - Video Collection
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- Summer propagation - Video Tip ondemand_video
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- Feeding herbaceous peonies - Video Tip ondemand_video
Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00
Protect your knees in the garden with this squishy mat. Water-repellent and light weight.