Armeria Nifty Thrifty – Buy alpines


From an unusual variegated mound comes fresh pink drumstick flowers in the spring and then again later in the year.

Grown in handy 9 cm pots:

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Armeria maritima Nifty Thrifty description

Bright pink drumstick flowers in spring and late summer and autumn.

The foliage is an unusual yellow and green variegation.

Good for the front of a border, containers, or an alpine bed or rock garden.

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.

This plant is good for a rockery, tub or raised bedHow easy is it to grow:
This is is good for the front of a border, containers, alpine bed, rockery or by a patio and it can be a bit tricky in that over time the rosettes get clogged up with brown leaves and the thatch needs to be thinned out to get air and light back into it.

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Common name: Variegated Pink Thrift.

Armeria Nifty Thrifty in April
Armeria Nifty Thrifty in April

The best position in the garden:

Prefers sun.

Prefers sun

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.
When rosettes start to get too thick and overgrown, it can suffer from die-back. Thin out the thatch by pulling out the dead leaves to get air and light back into it.

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.

Purchase alpines, herbs, perennials, wildflowers and ornamental grasses.

Additional information

Weight .25 kg


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