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Armeria pseudarmeria ‘Ballerina Lilac’ (Great Thrift)

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Noted for its excellent garden performance, Armeria pseudarmeria ‘Ballerina Lilac’ (Great Thrift) is a compact, evergreen perennial boasting large, ball-shaped blooms packed with small lilac flowers. Blooming profusely in mid to late spring, and then sporadically reblooming throughout the summer and into the early fall, they are borne on stiff stems that rise well above the cushion-shaped, grassy foliage of lance-shaped, blue-green leaves. A charming little plant that is ridiculously easy to grow and is perfect for edging walks, borders, rock gardens or containers. Low maintenance and salt tolerant, Ballerina Lilac is a first year flowering perennial.

  • Grows up to 8-10 in. tall and wide (20-35 cm). Clumps will spread slowly and will need dividing only when the plant centers become bare.
  • Best in full sun to part shade, 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 seed, division or basal cuttings

Requirements

Hardiness 6 - 7
Heat Zones 6 - 7
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Plumbaginaceae
Genus Armeria
Common names Thrift
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 8" - 10"
(20cm - 25cm)
Spread 8" - 10"
(20cm - 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 Gravel and Rock Garden, Prairie and Meadow, Informal and Cottage, Coastal Garden, City and Courtyard
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Alternative Plants to Consider

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

Recommended Companion Plants

Alchemilla mollis (Lady’s Mantle)
Campanula garganica ‘Dickson’s Gold’ (Adriatic Bellflower)
While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 6 - 7
Heat Zones 6 - 7
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Plumbaginaceae
Genus Armeria
Common names Thrift
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 8" - 10"
(20cm - 25cm)
Spread 8" - 10"
(20cm - 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 Gravel and Rock Garden, Prairie and Meadow, Informal and Cottage, Coastal Garden, City and Courtyard
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