Armeria juniperifolia Bevan’s Variety description
A mass of pink flowers in spring, and occasionally in late autumn.
The foliage is a very tight mound – like a green hedgehog!
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
Can tolerate a coastal aspect with a certain amount of salt laden air.
How easy is it to grow:
This has won the RHS Award of Garden Merit . To win this impressive accolade the plants must have outstanding excellence for decorating a garden, be robust, not require highly specialist growing conditions or care and not be particularly susceptible to any pest or disease.
Good for a raised garden, container, an alpine bed or rock garden and is reliable if given reasonably drained soil.
Also known as Armeria caespitosa Bevan’s Variety.
Common name: Bevan’s Pink Thrift.
The best position in the garden:
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil, also tolerates acidic soil.
How much moisture:
Normal, or dryish stony.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Trim off dead flower stalks.
Size of plant:
Height 10 cm.
Spread 30 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 10 plants per square metre.
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