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Armeria juniperifolia


Spanish Thrift

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.070.040


A fine alpine species of Thrift, this forms a very dense bun or cushion of needle-like leaves. Soft pink balls of flowers are held just over the foliage. Especially attractive in a gravel scree garden or alpine trough where it can be seen close up. Site carefully this is easily smothered by more vigorous neighbours. Requires excellent drainage. In regions with cool summer nights, this may repeat flower in late summer or fall. Evergreen. The clone we have produced for many years is actually the selection ‘Bevan’s Variety’ and sometimes masquerades under other names such as Armeria cespitosa. This is a vegetatively propagated selection, best increased by cuttings.

Further details for
Armeria juniperifolia

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Dry
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Light Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Spring
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Evergreen
Flower Head Size
  Very Small
Height
   5-10 cm
   2-4 inches
Spread
   10-15 cm
   4-6 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Slow













Armeria juniperifolia


Spanish Thrift

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.070.040


A fine alpine species of Thrift, this forms a very dense bun or cushion of needle-like leaves. Soft pink balls of flowers are held just over the foliage. Especially attractive in a gravel scree garden or alpine trough where it can be seen close up. Site carefully this is easily smothered by more vigorous neighbours. Requires excellent drainage. In regions with cool summer nights, this may repeat flower in late summer or fall. Evergreen. The clone we have produced for many years is actually the selection ‘Bevan’s Variety’ and sometimes masquerades under other names such as Armeria cespitosa. This is a vegetatively propagated selection, best increased by cuttings.

Further details for
Armeria juniperifolia

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Dry
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Light Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Spring
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Evergreen
Flower Head Size
  Very Small
Height
   5-10 cm
   2-4 inches
Spread
   10-15 cm
   4-6 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Slow