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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
thrift sea pink
cliff rose cushion pink lady's cushion lady's pincushion marsh daisy sea gilliflower sea grass
Armeria bottendorfensis Armeria vulgaris
Armeria are evergreen perennials forming tufts or mats of strap-shaped or linear leaves, with long-stalked, dense clusters of small cup-shaped flowers
A. maritima is a mat-forming evergreen perennial with dense, needle-like leaves and erect scapes to 15cm, bearing compact clusters of cup-shaped pink flowers in late spring and summer
Europe to Siberia, Americas
Habit Mat forming
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in well-drained soil, suitable for rock garden and trough or the front of a border
Propagate by seed, division or basal cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Drought Resistant Flower borders and beds Garden Edging Ground Cover
Cottage & Informal Garden Rock Garden Wildflower meadow Wildlife Gardens Coastal
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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