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botanical name:
Armeria maritima
Armeria maritima © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Thrift, Sea Pink
synonyms:  Armeria vulgaris, Statice armeria, Statice maritima
family:  Plumbaginaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen
height: 0.15m
width: 0.30m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: mounding
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -35°C
USDA zone: 4 to 9
description:
Rounded pink flower heads rise on wiry stems above grassy tufts of foliage.

cultivation:
Needs sun and very well drained soil. Tolerant of drought and salt spray.

propagation:
By seed, division or semi-ripe basal cuttings.

other notes:
Native to Western Europe, including Britian. A characteristic and common plant of the sea coast, found on cliffs and sandy grassland.

pronounced: ar-MER-ee-uh ma-rit-EE-muh
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