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Prickly Thrift

Acantholimon trojanum

Family: Plumbaginaceae (plum-baj-i-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Acantholimon (ak-anth-oh-LY-mon) (Info)
Species: trojanum (tro-JA-num) (Info)


Alpines and Rock Gardens

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

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under 6 in. (15 cm)


9-12 in. (22-30 cm)


USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun


Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring



Provides winter interest

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Gardeners' Notes:

No details have been posted.