Armeria juniperifolia (also called Thrift and juniper-leaved Thrift)
Possibly 'Bevan's Variety' but this isn't in my garden and the ticket's been lost.
Compact, hardy, evergreen perennial which forms low-growing mats. Ideal for rock gardens, gravel gardens, raised beds, containers and for edging beds. As this plant grows by the sea, it's ideal for coastal gardens.
The pretty pink flowers open in late spring and are very attractive to bees, beetles, hoverflies, butterflies and moths.
Evergreen but flowers in late spring.
Habit - low growing, forming rounded mats. H: 10cm S: 50cm.
Leaves - tight rosettes of fine, needle-like, greenish-grey leaves.
Flowers - dense clusters of small, cup-shaped pink flowers open in late spring, held on short stems above the fine foliage.
Well drained, light. Does well in sandy soil.
Little needed. Divide plants in spring. Generally pest and disease free.
Divide plants in spring or sow seed in autumn.
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