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Armeria maritima ‘Rubrifolia’ (Sea Thrift)

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Armeria Maritima 'Rubrifolia', Sea Thrift 'Rubrifolia', Thrift 'Rubrifolia', Sea Pink 'Rubrifolia', Cliff Rose 'Rubrifolia', Cushion Pink 'Rubrifolia', Lady's Cushion 'Rubrifolia', Lady's Pincushion 'Rubrifolia', Marsh Daisy 'Rubrifolia', Sea Gilliflower 'Rubrifolia', Sea Grass 'Rubrifolia',Pink Flowers

Armeria maritima ‘Rubrifolia’ (Sea Thrift) is a compact, evergreen perennial boasting round clusters of small, rose-pink flowers borne atop slender stalks that rise well above the foliage. Blooming profusely in mid to late spring, sporadic additional flowering may occur throughout the summer. Sea Thrift forms a dense, mounded tuft of grass-like, purplish-red leaves that will spread slowly. The foliage turns bronze in the fall. A charming little plant that is ridiculously easy to grow and is perfect for edging walks or borders. The flowers can be used as cut flowers too.

  • Grows up to 6-10 in. tall and wide (15-25 cm). Clumps will spread slowly and will need dividing only when the plant centers become bare.
  • Best in full sun, in infertile, dry, well-drained soils. In richer soils the leaves tend to fall outwards leaving an open center. Drought tolerant once established.
  • Virtually disease and pest free, it is deer resistant and attracts bees and butterflies.
  • A great perennial plant for edging, border fronts, rock gardens, coastal gardens or massed as a ground cover for small spots.
  • Deadheading may produce a second flush of flowers.
  • Propagate by division or by basal semi-ripe cuttings

Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Plumbaginaceae
Genus Armeria
Common names Thrift, Sea Thrift
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Height 6" - 10"
(15cm - 25cm)
Spread 6" - 10"
(15cm - 25cm)
Spacing 6" - 10"
(15cm - 25cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Salt, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, City and Courtyard
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Armeria maritima ‘Victor Reiter’ (Sea Thrift)
Armeria maritima ‘Alba’ (Sea Thrift)
Armeria pseudarmeria ‘Ballerina Red’ (Great Thrift)
Armeria pseudarmeria ‘Ballerina White’ (Great Thrift)
Armeria pseudarmeria ‘Ballerina Lilac’ (Great Thrift)
Armeria maritima ‘Bloodstone’ (Sea Thrift)

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Plumbaginaceae
Genus Armeria
Common names Thrift, Sea Thrift
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Height 6" - 10"
(15cm - 25cm)
Spread 6" - 10"
(15cm - 25cm)
Spacing 6" - 10"
(15cm - 25cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Salt, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, City and Courtyard
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