Armeria maritima Alba - Grass Carnation White
The grass carnation Alba is a very undemanding ground cover with grass-like foliage. The grass carnation grows like a cushion, upright and forming clumps. Between May and September, Armeria martima, which is its Latin name, forms a multitude of flower stalks. At the end of these flower stalks, distinctive, spherical, white flowers form, which rise early on a small stalk above the green carnation. Armeria maritima Alba has an average height of 10 to 20cm. This evergreen ground cover will give every gardener year-round pleasure in the garden.
What is the grass carnation alba suitable for?
Armeria maritima alba is a very undemanding ground cover that grows on all soil types. It tolerates both dry and salty soil, hence the name Armeria maritima. However, the grass carnation feels most at home in a well-drained, dry soil that is low in nutrients. The carnation especially loves a sunny spot. As a ground cover, the carnation grass likes to be planted in gardens. But Armeria maritima is also very popular as a planting for the rock garden, the front garden, as a group planting, as an underplanting or as a lawn edging.
Buying Armeria maritima alba - what should be considered?
When it comes to the grass carnation alba, there is not much to consider, because the Armeria maritima is happy with very little and is very tolerant when it comes to the choice of location. It thrives on all types of soil and can tolerate short periods of drought. Beautiful effects are achieved when the Alba carnation is planted singly between stones. If you combine the Armeria maritima with the field – sand – thyme or the Nepal Fingerwort 'Ron McBeath' then their beauty comes into its own even more. In spring, usually as early as February, the old leaves should be cut off close to the ground to make room for the new shoots. In order to give the Alba carnation a good start into the new summer season, composting in spring can be advantageous.
Thrift as a food source for bees
The grass carnation Alba attracts bumblebees, bees and butterflies and offers them sufficient pollen and nectar. The multitude of insects serves as a source of food for the carnation, so that its flowers appear in large numbers.
For one square metre of area, about 12 plants are needed
The plants are grown in pots, so you can use Armeria maritima alba all year round