Acantholimon glumaceum (Jaub. & Spach) Boiss.
Acantholimon glumaceum is a subshrub.
Acantholimon glumaceum was already described and the name validly published by Hippolyte FranÃ§ois Jaubert and Ãdouard Spach. It was Pierre Edmond Boissier, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1846.
The subshrubs reach heights of 5 to 8 centimetres.
Wood and Bark
Acantholimon glumaceum is evergreen. The green, simple leaves are alternate. They are acicular with entire margins. The leaves are around 5 centimetres large and have a glabrous surface.
Flowers and Fruits
Acantholimon glumaceum produces spikes of dark-pink five-stellate flowers from July to August.
Acantholimon glumaceum is native to Turkey, the Caucasus and northern Iran.
The subshrubs prefer a sunny situation on dry soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil with a pH between 8 and 10. They tolerate temperatures down to -40Â°C (USDA zone 3).
Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber:
Acantholimon glumaceum is considered a collector's perennial. The subshrubs are best planted in groups of 3 to 5. Suited for rockeries, as well as suited as container plant and as specimen plant.
Maintenance and Propagation
- If possible the plants should not be transplanted.
- Winter protection is advisable.
- Plant in spring.
Propagate by cuttings.
Pests and Diseases
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- Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.