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Armeria maritima

Posted by PaulNS NS zone 6a (My Page) on
Wed, Jan 7, 04 at 19:31

I've been babysitting this plant for my sister for four months and it has just about had the biscuit. It is her pride and joy. She picked it up while sailing down the coast (the intercoastal waterway?), kept it growing in a pot of what looks like dirt (as opposed to potting soil) for about two years, gave it to me to babysit and took off to sail down south again. I've never grown it before. I have it with my other plants, under lights, in a warm room. More water, less water seems to make no difference. Fertilizer? Dormant period? Short-lived anyway? She said it had bloomed once.

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RE: Armeria maritima

This is an outside plant. Perennial in your zone, it can be grown in a pot buried in the soil up to its rim or in a trough protected in winter. It would not like being inside and warm as it needs rest. Here's a link to a culture sheet. RJ

Here is a link that might be useful: Armeria culture

RE: Armeria maritima

  • Posted by PaulNS NS zone 6a (My Page) on
    Sun, Jan 11, 04 at 18:02

Safari, thanks! It's too late to put anything in the soil outdoors (frozen, snow) so I've put the plant in a very cold room and will ignore it, hope it comes back in spring.

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