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Seathrift,
Sea Pink

Armeria

 

Description:
Low tufted foliage and globe-shaped flowers.  Dead-heading will prolong flowering.   Division should be performed in early spring and is necessary to rejuvenate the plant.  Do not fertilize.

 



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Common Name: Seathrift, Sea Pink, Common Thrift
Botanical Name: Armeria
Type: Perennial
Soil Preference: This plant tolerates drought and salt well and will grow in dry soils but prefers soil that is well-drained, loamy, sandy or clay with a neutral pH (7.0)
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Attributes: Is known as one of the easiest grown perennials.  Good for container plantings, the rock garden, border, or as a ground cover.
Pests: none known
Diseases: Blight and root rot if kept moist
Good Companion Plants: Basket-of-Gold, Blue-Eyed Grass, Hardy Geranium, Dwarf Iris, Lamb's Ear, Lavender, Rock Cress, Rock Soapwort
Care: Deadheading will prolong flowering.  Dividing should be done in early spring to rejuvenate plant. Plant may rot in center if soil is poorly drained.  DO NOT FERTILIZE!

Planting Instructions:  Perennials

 

Varieties:

This variety listing is for informational purposes only, it is not a catalog. 
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Armeria 'Alba' (maritma)
Seathrift, Sea Pink, Common Thrift
zones 4-8
 
Description:  White flower heads in round clusters on about 6" stalks.  Grass-like leaves.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May-June
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 6-8"
Spread: 10"


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Armeria 'Bee's Ruby' (pseudarmeria)
Seathrift, Sea Pink, Common Thrift
zones 3-8
 
Description:  Low tufted rosette foliage with globe-shaped, rosy pink flowers.
Bloom Color: Rose
Bloom Time: May-June
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 16-18"
Spread:  


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Armeria 'Bloodstone' (maritma)
Seathrift, Sea Pink, Common Thrift
zones 4-8
 
Description:  If you are looking for a bold stroke of color for the rock garden or the border, then 'Bloodstone' is for you.  It's bright cherry red blossoms bloom atop glossy, evergreen clumping foliage. This plant is also known as one of the best and easily grown evergreen perennials due to its love of the sun and undemanding habit.
Bloom Color: Pink/Red
Bloom Time: May-June
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 8-10"
Spread: 6-12"


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Armeria 'Cotton Tail' (maritma)
Seathrift, Sea Pink, Common Thrift
zones 4-8
 
Description:  Dark green grass-like foliage topped with pure white flowers on 8" stalks.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May-June
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 9"
Spread: 12"


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Armeria 'Joystick Series Red' (formosa)
Seathrift, Sea Pink, Common Thrift

zones 3-9
 
Description:   The best red Armeria!  Irresistable large red globes bloom almost all summer long.   Dead-head after bloom
Bloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 16"
Spread:  


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Armeria 'Joystick Series White' (formosa)
Seathrift, Sea Pink, Common Thrift

zones 3-9
 
Description:  Large white flower globes bloom almost all summer!  Dead-head after bloom
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 16"
Spread:  


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Armeria 'Laucheana' (maritma)
Seathrift, Sea Pink, Common Thrift

zones 3-9
 
Description:   The large flowers on 'Laucheana' bloom in shades of rosy pink-red.  One of the best! Similar to 'Splendens' and 'Bloodstone'.
Bloom Color: Rose
Bloom Time: May-June
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 8"
Spread:  


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Armeria 'Pink Lusitanica' (maritma)
Seathrift, Sea Pink, Common Thrift

zones 4-9
 
Description:  A very cute and compact variety with rosy pink flowers. 
Bloom Color: Rose, pink
Bloom Time: May-June
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 8"
Spread:  


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Armeria 'Rubra' (pseudameria)
Seathrift, Sea Pink, Common Thrift
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Large red globes bloom in May and June on low tufted rosette foliage.
Bloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: May-June
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 12-14"
Spread: 10"


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Armeria 'Splendens' (maritma)
Seathrift, Sea Pink, Common Thrift
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Light pink flowers appear in early May.   This plant should be dead-headed after blooming to increase the flowering period.   Rejuvenate the plant with division.
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: May-June
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 6-8"
Spread: 10"
 
 

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