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Herbaceous Perennial

Armeria maritima 'Alba'
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'Alba' is a short, mat-forming, evergreen perennial with small, grass-like leaves. Clusters of white flowers on 15cm stems appear over a long period 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
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring White Green
Summer White Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

North–facing or 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
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

Unresolved

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil, suitable for rock garden and trough or the front of a border

Propagation

Propagate by seed, division or basal cuttings

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

No pruning required

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free

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