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Armeria alpina Bees Ruby

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Armeria alpina Bees Ruby Alpine Thrift,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
TBA Clumping

A hardy perennial with tall (30cm), leafless stems that hold at the top of them a tight cluster of dark cerise coloured 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. Can be used in rock or gravel gardens, containers, edging for paths or garden beds, Japanese style gardens or as a small filler for perennial or mixed garden borders.

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

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Any, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Cut Flower, Formal Garden, Groundcover, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Rockery, Container / Pot, Native Garden

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Plumbaginaceae Australia

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Pink, Red
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