Armeria duriaei

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Armeria duriaei (Vahl) Hoffmanns.

Plumbaginaceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: sun   7

Moisture: dry

Soil: sand - Soil: gritty-sandy

Arrangement: basal
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: funnel-shaped
Fruit: not specified

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Inflorescence: cyme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: cushion- or mound-forming

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Caryophyllidae
Superordo:
Plumbaginanae
Ordo:
Plumbaginales

Armeria duriaei is a perennial.

Naming

Armeria duriaei was described by Pierre Edmond Boissier in 1848. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Armeria duriaei is a species in the genus Armeria which contains approximately 122 to 160 species and belongs to the family of the Plumbaginaceae (Leadwort Family).

Characteristics

Armeria duriaei - flowers

Growth

The comparatively slow-growing perennials have a pulvinate (cushion-formig) habit and reach heights of 5 to 8 centimetres.

Leaves

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.


Root System

Distribution

Armeria duriaei is native to Central Spain.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation on dry soil. The substrate should be sandy or gritty-sandy soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -18°C (USDA zone 7).

Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber

  • alpine garden (especially for plants that are not very competitive)
  • rockeries

Uses

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.

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große 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.

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