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Acantholimon glumaceum

conspicuously-glumed prickly thrift

A compact, mat-forming perennial with narrow, dark green leaves and short spikes of deep pink flowers held just above the foliage

Size
Ultimate height
Up to 10cm
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Pink Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H7
Botanical details
Family
Plumbaginaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Matforming
Genus

Acantholimon are evergreen perennials forming dense mats of small, needle-like leaves, with funnel-shaped flowers in short spikes or panicles in early summer

Name status

Correct

Plant range
Caucasus to Asia Minor

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in very well-drained soil. Suitable for scree bed, or a wall. Established plants resent disturbance

Propagation

Propagate by seed as soon as ripe, softwood cuttings or layer shoot tips

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Gravel garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Rock garden
  • Low Maintenance
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free

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