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Armeria maritima 'Splendens'

Armeria maritima 'Splendens'


This is a lovely, little evergreen herbaceous perennial with grass like, dark green leaves and pom pom pink flowers held on stems above the foliage.  I love seeing the cheery pink flowers along coastal paths and shore lines and it reminds me of holidays to the Isles of Scilly where it grew in abundance.  Splendens is a slightly darker red / pink flower. Great pollinator friendly plant and can also be used as a cut flower in a bud vase.  Plant at the front of the border, rockery or apline garden and also works well in containers.

  • Common Name

    Sea Thrift

  • Height and Spread

    0.5m x 0.5m

  • Cultivation

    As it is a coastal / apline plant it likes full sun in well drained soil.  Nothing too rich either.  Dead head it regularly as the colour fades from pink to creamy brown, to keep the flowers coming.  Or cut them before they fade and pop them in a vase

  • Additional Information

    Bees and butterdlies love this little plant, so if you have a couple in the garden you will attract them in.

    Works well in dry gardens (xeriscapes), lovely evergreen edging plant or as part of a perennial container design

    Accoring to Royal Botanic Garden Kew, it was drunk as a cure for hangovers - I don't know how or how successful.  Also it is known as tonna chladaich in Gaelic which means Beach Wave

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