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Care of the plant Armeria maritima or Sea thrift.

Care of the plant Armeria maritima or Sea thrift

The genus Armeria, family Plumbaginaceae, comprises 100 species of herbaceous plants native to the Northern Hemisphere.

Common names: Sea pink, Sea thrift, Thrifte. This species is native to the Northern Hemisphere.

They are small perennials that reach 30 cm in height. The leaves form a rosette at the base of the plant, they are narrow, linear and deep green. The flowers are very small (appear in globular groups) and can be white, pink, reddish or lilac.

They are used to form edges or in rockeries; They are also grown in flower pots for balconies and terraces.

The Armeria maritima is a plant that is easy to grow and needs full sun exposure.

Soil can be garden substrate with 1/3 coarse sand. Planting is done in the fall.

They need little watering but the ideal is to water every 2 days with little water.

Prune the withered flowers to favor the appearance of other flowers.

Fertilize once in the fall with organic fertilizer (compost or manure).

They propagate by seeds sown in a seedbed; seedlings are transplanted in the fall. They also reproduce by division in the fall.

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Armeria maritima
Armeria maritima
Armeria maritima
Armeria maritima
Armeria maritima
 

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