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A cushion of stiff, evergreen, lanceolate leaves somewhat resembling Armeria. Pink flowers rise above the clump in paniculate spikes that leave interesting parchment-like calyxes after bloom that last into the fall.
Plant Type: perennial
Plant Form or Habit: cushion mound or small clump
Plant Use: Rock gardens, on south-facing walls
Width: Minimum: 4 inches Maximum: 6 inches
Foliage Texture: medium
USDA Hardiness Zone: 4
Water Requirements: average
Additional Comments: Requires well-drained soil and adequate water. Seed propagation and plant culture itself can be tricky. More success may come with propagation from cuttings from august to late winter. Jelitto and Schacht recommend spreading sand under an established plant to encourage rooting near branch tips, then dividing the next year.