Armeria alliacea

Plantaginaceae

 

Habitat: sunny places

 

Soil: with grit and humus

 

Height: 15 cm

 

Flowering: late spring

 

Width: 20 cm

           


           

A genus that includes our native sea pink or thrift, often seen on coastal rocks. They make mats of bright green grassy foliage, with lots of pink or white button flowers, usually on short stems.

Armeria alliacea is somewhat taller than the British native sea pink, but has similar tufts of grass-like leaves, and clusters of pink flowers. Sometimes it is known as the plantain pink.
AYX-9
9 cm pot £3.00

Armeria - some other suggestions
invisible.gif Armeria juniperifolia 'Alba' is a very compact, neat variety, with bright green leaves and typical heads of white flowers.
invisible.gif Armeria maritima subsp. andina demonstrates the unbelievably wide range of this plant, known in Britain as the sea pink. Elsewhere it is more likely to be found in the mountains, and in the case of this form, in the mountains of Patagonia.
invisible.gif Armeria maritima 'Armada Deep Rose' is a very good form of the 'sea pink', with tigh clusters of unusually bright rosy pink flowers on short stems over compacts mounds of grassy foliage.
armeria_maritima_dusseldorfer_stolz2.jpg Armeria maritima 'Düsseldorfer Stolz' is a variety of the familiar sea pink with very deep pink flowers.
invisible.gif Armeria maritima 'Rubrifolia' produces the typical thrift pink pompoms of flowers but has dark, bronzey purple foliage..