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THRIFT seeds (armeria maritima)

THRIFT seeds (armeria maritima)
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THRIFT seeds (armeria maritima)

  Our ref: ST13_1
  • type - perennial
  • colour - Pink
  • height - 0 to 50cms
  • Sowing rate 1 gm sq m.
  • on RHS list of plants for bees
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RHS perfect for pollinators
Perfect for pollinators

Thrift -armeria maritima – is a coast plant usually associated with sea cliffs and also grows on shingle beaches and salt marshes, and tolerates wet or dry soils very well. It grows in sun or semi-shade and in gardens is ideal for gravelled areas or a rockery, where plants will attract bees and butterflies. Thrift is a low-growing plant with pin cushion flowers that appear at any time from March to September but look at their best in May. It has unusual foliage that forms a clump resembling a soft cushion. Thrift looks best alongside other native plants that grow well on sandy soils such as Sheep`s bit scabious, Tormentil, Common Toadflax, Lady’s Bedstraw, and Heather. Alternative names for Thrift are Sea Pink, Ladies` Cushions, Sea Clover, Sea thrift, `Nifty Thrifty, and Cliff Clover.

How to grow Thrift Seeds
Thrift seeds should be sown in spring or autumn, outside, where they are to flower or in seed trays and covered lightly in a sand or peat based compost. The seedlings can then be pricked out and grown on, for planting out later in the year

RHS Perfect for Pollinators.
The RHS Perfect for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects in gardens. Bees, butterflies, moths, hoverflies and many others visit flowers to feed on nectar and pollen; while doing so they transfer pollen and increase seed set and fruit development. Find out more at: rhs.org.uk/plants

To discover more plants for Bees, simply enter the word "pollinators" into the search box above.

To buy Thrift seeds
To purchase Thrift seeds, please select a quantity above and click add to cart. To ensure the best chance of success, we sell all of our wildflower seeds by weight, which ensures each wildflower seed packet contains a good quantity of seeds. The number of Thrift seeds per gram is approx 150. All of our Wildflower seed packets contain seeds of Native British provenance.


Summary
type - perennial,
colour - Pink,
height - 0 to 50cms,
flowering months - March, April, May, June, July, August, September,
habitat - Very dry Sandy Soil, Sea Cliffs,
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
Printed 17/10/2017 19:39:12
st13_1 type perennial colour pink height 0 to 50cms flowers march april may june july august september habitat very dry sandy soil sea cliffs attracts butterflies rhs perfect for pollinators pollinating insects bees butterflies moths hoverflies
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