Armeria duriaei (Vahl) Hoffmanns.
Armeria duriaei is a perennial.
Armeria duriaei was described by Pierre Edmond Boissier in 1848. The name is considered as validly published.
The comparatively slow-growing perennials have a pulvinate (cushion-formig) habit and reach heights of 5 to 8 centimetres.
Armeria duriaei is evergreen. The mid-green, simple leaves are basal. They are linear, entire and sessile. The leaves are around 5 centimetres large and have a glabrous surface.
Flowers and Fruits
Armeria duriaei produces cymes of pink funnel-shaped flowers in May.
Armeria duriaei is native to Central Spain.
The perennials prefer a sunny situation on dry soil. The substrate should be sandy or gritty-sandy soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -18Â°C (USDA zone 7).
Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber
- alpine garden (especially for plants that are not very competitive)
Armeria duriaei is considered a collector's perennial. The recommended planting distance is 20 centimetres, the perennials are best planted in groups of 10 to 15. Suited for rockeries, as well as suited as cemetery plant, container plant and as specimen plant.
Maintenance and Propagation
- Winter protection from black and late frost.
Propagate by sowing or by division.
Pests and Diseases
- Walter Erhardt, Erich GÃ¶tz, Nils BÃ¶deker, Siegmund Seybold: Der groÃe Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
- Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.