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Please can anyone identify this plant?


By Franie

United Kingdom Gb

It has a rosette of leaves at the base and looks in bud slightly like a catananche. It came in a pot with some aubretias and is flowering now.




It's Pseudarmeria, flowers practically all year, even in December if its mild enough. Trouble is, you won't find it in most gardening books and I'm still on the hunt to find out what else it can be called. When I bought it 5 years ago, it was labelled with the name I've given, but I've been unsuccessful in finding it in catalogues so far. Its a great plant though, seeds itself and clumps up and spreads so you can dig it up and replant elsewhere. I love it. I remember finding something like it, called something else, in one of my books once, but I'm damned if I can remember where it was and what it was....

23 May, 2009


Agree with Mims2 - looks like Armeria pseudarmeria (formerly A. cephalote or A. latifolia) or common name can be wide-leafed thrift.

23 May, 2009


Thanks Bernieh - just looked it up again and oddly, it's in the RHS encyclopaedia but not in the Readers Digest one. The plant I've got carries pale pink, almost red and pink flowers at the same time ....

23 May, 2009


That's right Mims2 the plant can have two or three shades of red (pale and darker) popping out of a single clump and sometimes even a purple.

23 May, 2009


Looks taller than usual armeria. Nice.

23 May, 2009


lovely freebie

23 May, 2009


Thanks so much for all the replies above. I'm brand new to this site and am really impressed!

25 May, 2009

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