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Armeria: the grass of Spain


The armeria, also known as Spanish turf, is a superb grass plant.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Armeria maritima
Family
: Plumbaginaceae
Type : Perennial

Height
: 10 to 25 cm
Exposure : Sunny
Ground : Rather acidic and well drained

Foliage
: Persistent -Flowering : Summer

As much appreciated for its beautiful flowering as for the deep green of its foliage, the armeria is an ideal perennial for your rock gardens and borders.

Planting and sowing of the armeria

Sow the armeria:

The sowing of armeria, or Spanish turf, is done in spring, after all risk of frost.

  • Use a potting soil mixed with heather soil
  • Make sure the substrate is well drained
  • Water regularly but not excessively
  • Set up the following fall

Plant the armeria:

For the subjects bought directly in cup, it is preferable to plant your armerias in spring or in autumn in a place sunny.

Outside this period, avoid the hot weather to plant your Spanish lawn.

  • Follow our advice planting shrubs.
  • The division of the tuft takes place in the spring or in the fall

Maintenance of the armeria

Both hardy and drought resistant, armerai is considered an easy to care for plant.

It is a plant that endures long periods without watering and is therefore suitable for gardeners who do not want to worry about their plants.

Only Spanish grass in pots should be watered occasionally, especially in hot weather.

No size is really essential.

Trim to the end of winter or to early spring lightly to stimulate flowering and reshape the silhouette.

We know of few diseases but if you notice a problem with your armeria, let us know on the forum.

To know about the armeria

This perennial, native to Europe, offers a very beautiful bloom for a good part of the year.

The rose of its flowers contrasts with the intense green of its foliage which makes it a remarkable and appreciated plant.

Spanish turf is a rock garden and border plant, highly valued for its quality as a ground cover.

Some even use it as a flowering lawn where the lawn has trouble growing ...

The armeria also grows very well by the sea, even where the spray and the wind make it difficult for vegetation.

Smart tip about the armeria

A sunny exposure is essential to flower well

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