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Sea Thrift, Sea Pink, Common Thrift
Armeria maritima 'Bloodstone'

Family: Plumbaginaceae (plum-baj-i-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Armeria (ar-MER-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: maritima (muh-RIT-tim-muh) (Info)
Cultivar: Bloodstone

Category:

Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Dana Point, California

Fullerton, California

Temecula, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Mar 19, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Deep red with lush green foliage. Long flowering. Neat evergreen tufts of grass -like foliage with globular bright flowers on 8" stems. Plant 12" apart. Neat tufts of grasslike foliage with bright flower globes on wiry stems. Flowers in the late spring, excellent for the front of a border. Does well and is colorful almost anywhere. Consistently evergreen in southern gardens; semi-evergreen in the north.