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Armeria juniperifolia
Spanish Thrift
Zone 2 to Zone 9
Plant Shapes: Cushion

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.

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Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun

Soil Type

Soil pH

Soil Moisture

Care Level

Foot Traffic

Rate of Spread
Flower Colour
  Light Pink

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
  Mid Spring

Foliage Color
  Deep Green

Plant Characteristics
  Attracts Butterflies
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant

Flower Head Size
  Very Small

   5-10 cm
   2-4 inches

   10-15 cm
   4-6 inches

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