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Armeria maritima 'Morning Star White'
  • RHS Plants for pollinators

An evergreen perennial forming a dense clump of grass-like leaves. In late spring and early summer it produces spherical, white flowerheads on stems to 25cm tall. A good plant for pollinating insects

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring White Green
Summer White Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

East–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Drought resistance
Yes
Hardiness
H4
Botanical details
Family
Plumbaginaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Tufted
Genus

Armeria are evergreen perennials forming tufts or mats of strap-shaped or linear leaves, with long-stalked, dense clusters of small cup-shaped flowers

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained, poor to moderately fertile soil in an open situation in full sun. Deadhead to prolong flowering

Propagation

Propagate by seed or division in spring; take basal cuttings in summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Coastal
  • Gravel garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Rock garden
  • Wildlife gardens
  • Low Maintenance
  • Banks and slopes
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Garden edging
Pruning

Trim off spent flower stalks

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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