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Acantholimon venustum

Pronunciation: ak-anth-oh-LY-mon ven-NUSS-tum
Family: Plumbaginaceae
Cultivar: Prickly Thrift
Plant Type:
  • perennial
Height to: 3"
Width to: 8"
USDA Hardiness Zones:
  • 10 to 0ºF ZONE 7
  • 20 to 10ºF ZONE 8
  • 30 to 20ºF ZONE 9
Sun Exposure:
  • full sun
Bloom Season:
  • mid summer
Bloom Description: Prickly Thrift (Acantholimon venustum) bears spikes of up to 20 pink flowers
Soil Type: Moderately fertile, very well drained soil
Pests and Diseases: spider mites and fungal leaf spots
Propagation: Sow Prickly Thrift (Acantholimon venustum) seed as soon as ripe. They are difficult to germinate so propagation by seed is not recommended. Root softwood cuttings in spring. Layer shoot tips in sandy potting mix in spring.
Native to: Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Iran
Winter Sowing Zones: 7-9
Notes for Identification:

Prickly Thrift (Acantholimon venustum) is a slow growing perennial with rosettes of stiff, linear-lance shaped, spiny, silver margined, blue gray leaves, to 1/2 to 1 1/2in (1.5-4cm) long.  They tolerate winter moisture

USDA Heat Zones (days above 86ºF):
  • 60 to 90 days ZONE 7
  • 90 to 120 days ZONE 8
  • 120 to 150 days ZONE 9
Seed photo: 0
Seed Label: 0
Located in: Perennials
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