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Sea Thrift

Botanical Name
Armeria maritima
Min Zone
4
Max Zone
8
Height
6 to 12 inches
Width
6 to 12 inches
Flowers
Mid to late spring: pink, white, purplish, red
Light
Full sun
Soil
Well-drained, sandy, dry
Planting & Care
  • Centers of this plant will rot in soil that is too fertile and too wet
  • Dig and divide in spring or fall if the center rots out and replant the remaining healthy portions
  • Very salt tolerant and drought tolerant
  • Deadhead to encourage repeated bloom
Problems
None serious
Varieties
  • Bloodstone - deep pink flowers, 8 to 10 inches
  • Splendens - 8 to 10 inches, red flowers
  • Merlin - pink flowers
  • Dusseldorf Pride - red flowers, 8 inch plants, bloom from spring thru fall

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