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Armeria Seeds

a.k.a. Sea Pinks

Armeria x formosa, A. maritima splendens

How to plant Armeria seeds

Armerias are tough, easy to grow, compact perennials which form tufts of narrow, stiff evergreen leaves. Armeria plants are topped with bright, globular, clover-like flower heads on long stems in spring and early summer. Sturdy and dependable, Armerias are an ideal perennial for edging borders or walks, and grow nicely in containers.

How to Plant and Grow Armeria

Bee introduces how to plant

Plant Armeria Seeds: Soak Armeria seeds for 6 hours in warm water prior to sowing. Then sow in cell packs or flats, press into soil and lightly cover. Kept at 70°F., germination averages 25 days. Transplant into the garden 12 to 16 in. apart.

Grow Armeria: Full sun. Armeria plants tolerate drought, heat, salt, and poor, sandy soil. Native to coastal regions, will thrive in seaside landscapes. Armeria requires few nutrients and little moisture. Do not amend soil with organic material, do not fertilize.

Armeria plants will tolerate regular water when drainage is good. Prefers little to moderate water once established. Shear old blooms to extend flowering. If bare centers appear, rejuvenate plants by division in spring. Flowers attract butterflies. Armeria plants are rabbit and deer resistant. Armeria blooms the first year.

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