Sea Pink, Plantain Thrift
Armeria alliacea

Family: Plumbaginaceae (plum-baj-i-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Armeria (ar-MER-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: alliacea (al-lee-AY-see-uh) (Info)

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Groundcovers

Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Eureka, California

North Fork, California

Mount Prospect, Illinois

The Dalles, Oregon

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Mar 30, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Haven't had much luck with this plant- looks great once established, but nurseries claim it's drought tolerant, and I have not found it to be the case. Oh well. Nice grass-like plant with tall, globoid 1" diameter clover-like flowers that pop up about 3-4" above the turf. Good for pots, borders and rock gardens.