ARMERIA alpina

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ARMERIA alpina

Thrift, Sea Pink
Select Item No. AA884


One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.

Plant Description

Article Type: (pure seed)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Plumbaginaceae
Origin: South and Central Europe, Northern Spain and the Balcans: mountain areas, rocky slopes and scree.
Special Features: Compact, alpine perennial, not as well known as the sea thrift.
Historical: Synonym ARMERIA maritima subsp. alpina. Traditional medical use against lung suffering.
Basic Colour: (pink / salmon)
Flower Colour: carmine-pink
Natural Flowering Period: May - June
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z7
Foliage: simple, grass-like, deep green
Growth Habit: cushion / upright, erect / clumping
Height with Flowers: 15 cm
Spacing between Plants: 15 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / gritty / well-drained / rocky
Usage: for the rock garden
Grams per 1000 seeds: 1.33333 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
2 Gram
Sowing Direction:

(16) See 15 with the exception of germination being slower and more irregular. This poses no problems.

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2")
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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