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Armeria maritima 'Splendens'
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thrift 'Splendens'

'Spendens' is a tufted herbaceous perennial, up to 20cm high, with evergreen grass-like leaves and bright, deep pink flowers in round clusters in late spring and summer

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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
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green Pink Green
Summer Green Pink Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

West–facing or South–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Drought resistance
Yes
Hardiness
H5
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

Unresolved

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil in full sun; suitable for rock gardens, troughs or the front of borders. Tolerant of sea-salt laden winds

Propagation

Propagate by division or by basal semi-ripe cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Coastal
  • Rock garden
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Gravel garden
  • Wildlife gardens
  • Ground cover
  • Garden edging
Pruning

No pruning required, but deadheading may produce a second flush of flowers

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free

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