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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
Rounded pink flower heads rise on wiry stems above grassy tufts of foliage.

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

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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