Armeria maritima ssp maritima / Seathrift / Wildflower / Seeds

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Armeria maritima ssp maritima / Seathrift / Wildflower /  Seeds

Sea Thrift is a wild flower growing around our shoes and rocky outcrops. Plants have neat mounds of grass-like leaves and attractive pale pink pompom flowerheads in late spring and summer.  These are great garden plants looking good in rock and gravel gardens, in pots and as edging.  They are evergreen so look good all year, and they grow to a height of about 30cm.  Bees love them.


Sea Thrift grows best in sun to part shade and in poor, well drained gritty soil.  Plants tolerate dry, windy and coastal situations.

 

Pack of approx 100 seeds.  Sow in spring to autumn.  Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet.

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Hardiness Hardy evergreen perennial (RHS Hardiness H4)
Flowers May/June to August
Height 20 - 30cm
Spread 20 - 30cm
Conditions  Grow in sun to part-shade and poor, well-drained gritty soil
Sow

Sow in spring to autumn.  Soak seeds for 8 hours in hand-hot water.  Then sow in moist well drained seed compost and just cover with a layer of compost or vermiculite.  Keep at 15-20C and germination takes 2-3 weeks.  Pot up when seedlings are big enough to handle and grow on. Plant out in the garden after the last frost.  Plants prefer sun or part shade and poor well-drained gritty soil.  Deadhead to prolong flowering.

Grow

These are evergreen plants and little care once established.  Remove ragged leaves and spent flowers when the plant looks untidy.  Mature plants can be divided in spring or autumn.