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

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

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:

Pink

Rose/Mauve

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:

Geneva, Illinois

Mount Prospect, Illinois

Owosso, Michigan

Watkins, Minnesota

Charlotte, North Carolina

Dayton, Ohio

Uniontown, Ohio

Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania

Arlington, Tennessee

Knoxville, Tennessee

Conroe, Texas

Kaysville, Utah

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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Negative

On Jun 6, 2008, EstelleMirage from Ste-Victoire
Canada wrote:

Careful weeding required. It is easily mistaken for a weed early in the season and it does not like transplantation too much.

Positive

On Mar 19, 2004, Terencetrent from Arlington, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

This plant is great for edging. It blooms profusely from early spring until late fall. Grass base stays green all winter long. Very little maintenance is required other than snipping spent flowers at plant base.