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Armeria martima

Common Name(s):
Common thrift, Maritime thrift, Sea Thrift, Sea pink
Cultivar(s):
Alba
Categories:
Groundcover, Perennials
Comment:

Does not tolerate foot traffic; Sea thrift tolerates moderate salt spray and grows naturally on the Mediterranean coastline; 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.

Season:
Spring, summer
Height:
6-12 in.
Flower Color:
Pink
Hardiness:
USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8
Foliage:
Thin, grass-like, dark green foliage
Flower:
Bright pink or white, round, balloon-like flower heads on scapes in spring
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun to light shade
Size:
4-6 in.; spread of 8-12 in.
Texture:
Fine
Form:
Tufts or clumps; rounded mat
Propagation:
Seed, clump division
Exposure:
Sun
Soil:
Sandy, well-drained
Regions:
Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain
Origin:
Europe
Growth Rate:
Slow
Tags:
pink, sun, summer, perennial, salt tolerant, spring, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 243

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Allan Hopkins, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Armeria martima Armeria martima- cluster of white flowers
rosehillgardens WI, CC BY-ND-2.0
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David A Hofmann, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
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David A Hofmann, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
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