Evergreen Grass With Purple Flowers In Summer

ClaringtonClarington Posts: 4,892

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I brought this plant two Augusts ago and plonked it in a pot that you can now see its getting far too big for! When I brought it it was flowering purple / pink little flowers in balls - similar to chives.

Now I made a point of sinking all the plant labels into the soil with the plant so this situation wouldn't happen - but try as I might I just can't find the label for this one!

I need to repot it (don't know whether it'd be better off in the ground) and would like to know whether I could divide it somehow. If anyone could identify it so I could research what it likes / dislikes before I get the trowel out I'd be terribly grateful!

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,230

    Is it a real  grass Clari ?

    What sort of flowers has it got?

  • FleurisaFleurisa Posts: 779

    Armeria maritima perhaps?

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,220

    It sounds like thrift as fleurisa says. not a grass.

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • ClaringtonClarington Posts: 4,892

    That looks like the one Fleurisa! Or if not very similar. I didn't realise it wasn't a proper grass as such - all I can remember is that was the "section" I pulled it from at the garden centre! (Went for lots of grasses as my partner has awful hay fever so I wanted as much texture and height as possible with minimal flowers).

    Thanks ever so much. At least I know now what kind of sunlight levels it likes before I find it a new home. image

  • ClaringtonClarington Posts: 4,892

    (Not to mention get a plant label in it quick so I don't forget again!!)

  • ClaringtonClarington Posts: 4,892

    Verdun - how is best to divide these? Do I just put a spade through the middle?

    Sorry if it sounds a bit thick but that's all I have done in the past but its there's a better way I'd love to try it.

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