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Armeria alpina Bees Lilac

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Armeria alpina Bees Lilac Alpine Thrift,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
TBA Bun Shaped, Mat Forming

Armerias are a hardy perennial found in a range of soil types and climatic conditions. Bees Lilac exhibits tall (30cm), leafless stems that hold at the top of them a tight cluster of lilac flowers that appear as an impressive round globe from late winter through spring. The flowers sit well above the foliage of the plant that creates a small mound to 15cm. The attractive foliage comprises of broader leaves than normally found in this family, providing an interesting textural presence year round.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
15-30cm <30cm

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Rockery, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Plumbaginaceae Europe

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Purple
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: Moderate
Wind: High