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synonyms: Armeria caespitosa
perennial, evergreen, ground-cover
growth rate: slow
growth habit: mounding
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: pink
main season: Spring
dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
Small evergreen sub-shrub forming dense hummocks of narrow, spine-tipped, hairy grey-green leaves. In late spring short stems carry flowerheads which may be purplish-pink to white in colour.
Well drained soil and an open, sunny position.
By seed, division or semi-ripe basal cuttings.
Rock or gravel gardens, alpine beds, troughs.
Native of mountainous areas of Central Spain.