ARMERIA maritima 'Splendens'

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ARMERIA maritima 'Splendens'

Common Thrift, Sea Pink
[Sea Pink, Ministick Rose]
(laucheana)
Select Item No. AA901

Available

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: Europe, North Africa to Turkey
Special Features: Flowers shaped like little drumsticks.
 
Basic Colour: (pink / salmon)
Flower Colour: rosy-red
Natural Flowering Period: May - July
Flowering: First year flowering
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z7
Foliage: dark green, grass-like
Growth Habit: groundcover / cushion / low-growing / evergreen
Height with Flowers: 15 cm
Spacing between Plants: 30 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained
Location:
Usage: honey-bee food plant / for the rock garden
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.8 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
1250
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
2 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 128 / 288
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.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
late autumn - early spring
Sowing to Germination: 3 - 8 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 4 - 6 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Cut-back once to keep more compact.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2") / 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2")
Vernalization: No vernalization required for flowering in the first year.
Forcing: This species is not a suitable candidate for forcing.
Fertilizer: Light (100-150 ppm)
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