PlantsCrithmum→Rock Samphire (Crithmum maritimum)

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Rock Samphire
Give a thumbs up Samphire

Botanical names:
Crithmum maritimum Accepted
Cachrys maritima Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Plant Height: 8 to 12 inches
Plant Spread: 18 to 24 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Blue green, feathery, succulent
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Other: Yellowish-green
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Self fertile
Needs specific temperature: 60ºF - 70ºF
Days to germinate: 21 to 28 days
Depth to plant seed: Surface sow, covering with a very thin layer of soil.
Pollinators: Various insects
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil


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Discussion Threads about this plant
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rock samphire in the tree by oarnold1 Sep 13, 2021 11:03 AM 1
Succulent-adjacent photos and chat by Baja_Costero Jan 20, 2022 1:34 PM 1,597
ACTA SUCCULENTA: a new, free online Journal by testudo Oct 21, 2013 7:42 AM 6
Salt tolerant plants by eclayne Oct 10, 2020 8:42 PM 133

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