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Armeria maritima 'Vindictive'
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'Vindictive' is a compact evergreen perennial forming wide mats of narrow leaves, with rounded heads of rich rosy-pink flowers on stems to 15cm in height in late spring and summer

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
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 Pink Green
Summer Pink Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

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

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Drought resistance
Yes
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Plumbaginaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Matforming
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 soil, suitable for rock garden and trough or the front of a border. Deadhead after flowering

Propagation

Propagate by division or basal cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Rock garden
  • Coastal
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Garden edging
  • Ground cover
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free

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