• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Armeria maritima



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  • Other common names Thrift
    Sea pink

    Cliff rose
    Cushion pink
    Lady's cushion
    Lady's pincushion
    Marsh daisy
    Sea gilliflower
    Sea grass

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  • Synonyms Armeria bottendorfensis
    Armeria vulgaris

  • Genus Armeria are evergreen perennials forming tufts or mats of strap-shaped or linear leaves, with long-stalked, dense clusters of small cup-shaped flowers

  • Family Plumbaginaceae / Plumbaginaceae

  • Species A. maritima is a mat-forming evergreen perennial with dense, needle-like leaves and erect scapes to 15cm, bearing compact clusters of cup-shaped pink flowers in late spring and summer

  • Plant range Europe to Siberia, Americas


  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Mat forming



  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered


  • Chalk


  • Chalk


  • Chalk


  • Chalk


  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral


  • Ultimate height

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    5-10 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in well-drained soil, suitable for rock garden and trough or the front of a border

Propagation Propagate by seed, division or basal cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types Drought Resistant Flower borders and beds Garden Edging Ground Cover Cottage & Informal Garden Rock Garden Wildflower meadow Wildlife Gardens Coastal

How to care

Pruning No pruning required

Pests Generally pest free

Diseases Generally disease free

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