Armeria juniperifolia AGM A pot full of buds in spring
Syn. Armeria caespitosa. Tiny buns, pink flowers.
An excellent alpine plant in every way - tiny, tight buns of needle-like leaves amongst which nestle masses of red buds in early spring, almost worth growing for the buds alone, such is the promise they hold. As spring progresses the buds develop on lengthening stalks and finally open as deep pink flowers.
Ideal for a trough or where it won't be smothered. Enjoys sunshine and needs good drainage. 5cm (2)" high, a bit more when flowering.