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Armeria Dreameria Sweet Dreams

Scientific Name : Armeria pseudarmeria
Common Name : Thrift, Sea Pinks
Hardiness Zone : 6a - 9a
Hardiness Degree : -10°F (-23°C)
Blooming Season : Spring, Late Spring, Summer, Autumn
Plant Habit : Mounded
Characteristics : Attracts Butterflies, Heat Tolerant, Frost Tolerant
Water : Medium
Fertilizer : Once a month
Spacing : 12 - 14" (30 - 36cm)
Height : 10 - 12" (25 - 30cm)
Width : 10 - 12" (25 - 30cm)
Exposure : Sun
General Information : This beautiful breakthrough in Armeria breeding provides frost-to-frost flowering in containers or in the garden.
Very heat tolerant and easy to grow.
Remove old flowers once a month for best performance.
Idea & Tips : Plant in a sunny garden location.
Prefers well-drained soils.
Fertilize monthly in the garden or bi-weekly in containers.
Water moderately, but avoid excessive moisture.
Grower Information
  • The Dreameria Series offers entirely new and unique breeding for the Armeria class.
  • Dreameria moves the genus from strictly early-Spring and late-Fall, cool-season perennial to season-long flowering.
  • Heat tolerant.
  • Tidy habit is perfect for landscape and patio containers.

Attractive lavender-mauve flowers.
'Sweet Dreams'
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Breeder : Darwin Perennials
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  • Propagation Guide

    • Media EC/pH:
      EC 0.8 mmhos/pH 5.8-6.2
      Soil Temperature:
      70-74°F (21-23°C)
      Rooting Hormone:
      1,500-2,500 ppm IBA
      Mist:
      Low
      Fertilization:
      100 ppm N starting at Day 7
      Pinching:
      Not necessary.
      Transplanting:
      42-45 days after sticking
      Comments:
      Quite easy to propagate. Do not over-mist. Remove from mist after 10 to 12 days. Allow media to dry slightly between irrigations to encourage root development.
  • Finishing Guide

    • Media pH:
      5.8-6.2
      Temperature:
      Nights: 55°F (13°C) Days: 68°F (20°C)
      Light Level (fc):
      3,000 to 5,000
      Vernalization:
      No
      Daylength:
      Day length neutral
      Watering:
      Moderate
      Fertilization:
      Use a balanced fertilizer at a rate of 150 to 175 ppm N.
      Pinch After Transplant:
      None
      Plant Growth Regulators:
      PGRs generally not needed
      Pests and Fungal Diseases:
      Watch for crown rot if overwatered
  • Crop Scheduling

    • 1–qt. (10–cm) pot, 1 plant per pot:
      Liner 10-12 wks
      1–gal. (15–cm) pot, 1 plant per pot:
      Liner 14-16 wks
      2 to 3–gal. (25 to 30–cm) pot, 3 plants per pot:
      Liner 16-18 wks
      Bloom Months:
      March to October

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