Armeria maritima Dusseldorf Pride description
Deep red drumstick flowers in spring and late summer and autumn.
The foliage is a good deep green colour.
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:
Good for the front of a border, containers, an alpine bed or rock garden, or by a patio and it is very easy if given reasonably drained soil.
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Common name: Dusseldorf Pride Pink Thrift.
The best position in the garden:
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it can fill a small gap at the front of a flower bed.
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 old flower stems which encourages it to flower again.
Size of plant:
Height 20 cm.
Spread 30 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 10 plants per square metre.
Alpines and rockery plants by post from Boundary Nursery.