Armeria pseudarmeria Lilac

 

False Sea Thrift produces larger flower clusters, broader leaves, stiffer flower stems and stands taller. This selection bears lilac-pink flowers clusters for many weeks starting im mid-spring. Trim off the spent flowers to encourage repeat blooming. Good rock garden or edging plant. Also excellent in tubs or mixed containers, particularly alpine trough gardens. Height 30-35 cm Spread 30-40 cm.

 

Plant in well drained soil, Full sun also tolerates salty soil.

 

General Alpine Planting and care

  • Water the Alpine thoroughly and allow to drain fully
  • If the Alpine is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base Adding a bucketful of planting compost
  • Remove the pot gently, if the tree is well rooted cut off the pot
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in well
  • Water the Alpine and area thoroughly, then again at least once a week during the first growing season
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring