Scientific name: Armeria maritima
Common Name: Armeria
Origin: There are hundreds of species, but many of them come from the Mediterranean coast.
- Perennial plant capable of withstanding temperatures of minus 8 degrees.
- Compact, evergreen foliage.
- Between May and June, remember the grass with its thick leaves.
- Between April and May flowers are deep pink ball. They can reach a height of 20 cm. There is a variety with white flowers, known as ‘Alba’.
- Need a transplant every two years.
- The environment in which the Armory happiest are the balconies overlooking the sea.
- The container needs to have at least 20 cm wide. A good way to place these plants is grouped in the same planter.
- Flowering is abundant if placed in full sun.
- In very cold winters have to provide extra care.
- Earth: the best garden soil is rich and well drained.
- Irrigation: Summer watering should be more, the rest of the year is enough with a glass of water a week.
- Diseases: orange spots may appear on leaves and stems. This is called a bay.
- Remove the flowers have faded already.
- Place the Armory in the flanges and the base of Arabis and Thyme. Are also very well in rock gardens.
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