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Sea pinks

I am moving from coastal south west inland. The region is heavy clay. I am wanting to transplant sea pinks from my garden.
I am aware that I will need to pot them in well-drained soil. Could anyone kindly give me any reasons that this won`t work? Thanks.

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  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,128
    I have grown them in the past amongst gravel on a rockery, but my current one, which was covered in flowers this spring, is growing in an old brown glazed sink, with no drainage hole, in a very gritty mix, Neither it nor the dwarf irises that grow there seem to mind that the sink can get quite moist after heavy rainfall, though it breaks all the 'rules'.
    If you want them, go for it!
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 3,935
    edited June 2021
    Welcome to the forims.

    I love it.
    Armeria maritima, the thrift, sea thrift or sea pink,
    I grow the pink and white form  here in inland Perthshire where it grows well.

    Try it ..you have very little to lose.
    Easily available from most garden centres.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • Thanks for the answers.

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