Armeria maritima /Sea Thrift

Armeria maritima  / Armeria maritima
A low growing thrift suitable for high altitudes
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A low growing thrift suitable for high altitudes

Most flowers produced in spring

Blossmons look similar to those of carnations

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Scientific Name: Armeria maritima
Common Name: Sea Thrift
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Pink
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Medium
Comments: Native to mountainous and coastal areas and will not be happy in hot, humid parts of the USA. Dies when roots are kept wet to moist. Performs best in full sun and when grown in relatively infertile soils that must be well drained. Removal (deadheading) of spent flowers will encourage blooming into summer.