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Image of Armeria maritima

VII Region, Laguna Maule, Chile
Altitude: 2650-2900 m. 01 31, 2007

 

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Species:  Armeria maritima (Mill.) Willd.
Family:  Plumbaginaceae Identification OK   
Order:  Plumbaginales
Chilean Name:  Armeria
English Name: 
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Record:  0233
About 2 Armeria in Chile and 1 in our data base.
About 5 Plumbaginaceae in Chile and 3 in our data base.

 

1st Region:
Lat: 18° - 21°
Main Cities: Arica, Iquique.
2d Region:
Lat: 21° - 26°
Main Cities: Antofagasta, Calama.
3d Region:
Lat: 26° - 29°
Main Cities: Copiapó, Vallenar.
4th Region:
Lat: 29° - 32°
Main Cities: La Serena, Ovalle.
5th Region:
Lat: 32° - 33°
Main Cities: Valparaiso, Los Andes.
Metropolitan Region:
Lat: 33°- 34°
Main Cities: Santiago.
6th Region:
Lat: 34° - 35°
Main Cities: Rancagua.
7th Region:
Lat: 35° - 36°
Main Cities: Talca, Curicó.
8th Region:
Lat: 36° - 38°
Main Cities: Concepción, Chillan, Los Angeles.
9th Region:
Lat: 38° - 39°
Main Cities: Temuco, Villarrica, Pucón.
10th Region:
Lat: 39° - 44°
Main Cities: Valdivia, Osorno, Puerto Montt.
11th Region:
Lat: 44° - 49°
Main Cities: Coihaique.
12th Region:
Lat 49°- 55°
Main Cities: Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales, Puerto Williams.
USDA Hardiness Zone 7, even 6b. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-15° C even  -20° C), it can be covered by snow for months (1 - 8 months).     Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.   Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.     Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).   Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.   
High altitude close to the timber line
High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m
White, 5 petals      Perennial     

Native    Frequent

Height: 30 cm.

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Armeria maritima (Armeria). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Armeria maritima

VII Region, Laguna Maule, Chile
Altitude: 2650-2900 m. 01 31, 2007

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial

Flower: White, 5 petals

Height: 30 cm.

 

Image of Armeria maritima (Armeria). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Armeria maritima

VII Region, Camino a Laguna Maule, Chile
Altitude: 500-2200 m. 01 13, 2006

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m

 

Watering conditions:

Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).
Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.

 

Light conditions:

Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.
Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.

 

Image of Armeria maritima (Armeria). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Armeria maritima

VII Region, Camino a Laguna Maule, Chile
Altitude: 500-2200 m. 01 13, 2006

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

 

 

 

Image of Armeria maritima (Armeria). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Armeria maritima

VII Region, Reserva Nacional Radal Siete Tasas, Chile
Altitude: 900-2200 m. 01 01, 2002

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 7, even 6b. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-15° C even -20° C), it can be covered by snow for months (1 - 8 months).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More photos (5) of Armeria maritima (Mill.) Willd. available here

More species from the same Plumbaginaceae family in our data base:

Armeria maritima (Armeria)

Bakerolimon plumosum

Limonium sp. #1362

Plumbago caerulea (Plumbago chileno)

 

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