Frankenia thymifolia – Buy rockery plants


Unusual plant with minute pink flowers in the summer over prostrate foliage which turns to bright red in cooler weather.

An easy plant for the inexperienced gardener.

Grown in handy 9 cm pots:

Only 1 left in stock


Frankenia thymifolia description

Miniature pink flowers in summer over evergreen thyme-like foliage.

Often some of the leaves turn from a grey-green to bright red.

Can tolerate a coastal aspect with a certain amount of salt laden air.

Good for a flower border or patioHow easy is it to grow:
Good for the front of a free draining border, planted among paving slabs, hanging over a wall, in containers or by the patio and is trouble free in well drained soil but be aware that hardiness may be an issue in colder climes and in exposed positions.

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Also known as Frankenia reuteri.

Common name: Sea Heath or Thyme Seaheath.

Frankenia thymaefolia flowering at the end of August
Frankenia thymaefolia at the end of August

The best position in the garden:

Requires sun.

Requires sun.

Is it useful as a ground cover plant?


Can it be used for planting amongst paving?

(That means it doesn’t mind being trodden on sometimes)

Yes, it can fill a largish area at the front of a border.

What type of soil:

Well drained soil.

How much moisture:

Normal, or dryish, stony.

Hardiness and, or, lifespan:

Virtually hardy – will generally survive the coldest winters here in East Anglia, UK.

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.

Size of plant:

Height 5 cm.
Spread 50 cm.

Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:

Allow 4 plants per square metre.

Additional information

Weight .25 kg


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