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Armeria 'Vesuvius' (Thrift 'Vesuvius')

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1 hour care
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Time to maturity
5-10 years
To maturity

Botanical name: Armeria 'Vesuvius'

Other names: Thrift 'Vesuvius', Black-leaved thrift, Purple thrift , Sea thrift 'Vesuvius', Common thrift 'Vesuvius', Armeria maritima 'Vesuvius'

Genus: Armeria

Variety or Cultivar: 'Vesuvius' _ 'Vesuvius' is a dense, mat-forming, evergreen perennial with linear, needle-like, purple-black leaves and stiff, erect stems bearing compact, deep pink flower heads in late spring and summer.

Armeria 'Vesuvius' is: Evergreen

Flower: Deep-pink in Spring; Deep-pink in Summer

Foliage: Flushed black, Purple in All seasons

Habit: Compact, Erect flower stem, Mat Forming

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Armeria 'Vesuvius' (Thrift 'Vesuvius') will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.3m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses: Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Beds and borders, Garden edging, Gravel, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Rock, Wildflower, Wildlife

Cultivation: Plant in well-drained soil in full sun.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

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