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Armeria maritima

Description

Sea thrift tolerates moderate salt spray and grows naturally on the Mediterranean coastline. It tends to form tufts or clumps and a rounded mat. You should provide perfect drainage or clumps may die out. The short, grass-like foliage may be overgrown by taller, spreading perennials if care is not taken to protect its site from intrusion. This plant does not tolerate foot traffic. You can propogate this plant through clump division.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Alba'
    White flowers
Tags:
#white#evergreen#pink#sun#full sun#partial shade#summer#drought tolerant#spring#low growing#perennial#white flowers#light shade#container plant#pink flowers#salt tolerant#spring flowers#rocky soil#coastal#sandy soil#salt spray tolerant#dry soil tolerant#mat#sand#dappled sunlight#loamy soil#clumps#rock garden#groundcover
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Alba'
    White flowers
Tags:
#white#evergreen#pink#sun#full sun#partial shade#summer#drought tolerant#spring#low growing#perennial#white flowers#light shade#container plant#pink flowers#salt tolerant#spring flowers#rocky soil#coastal#sandy soil#salt spray tolerant#dry soil tolerant#mat#sand#dappled sunlight#loamy soil#clumps#rock garden#groundcover
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Armeria
    Species:
    maritima
    Family:
    Plumbaginaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe and North America, Greenland
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    dry soil, sandy soil, drought, shallow rocky soil, tolerates moderate salt spray
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 6 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 6 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Perennial
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Rounded
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    This plant has bright pink or white, round, balloon-like flower heads on scapes in spring from April to May.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Thin, grass-like, dark green foliage
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Container
    Landscape Theme:
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Dry Soil
    Salt