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How to Grow Armeria maritima Plants in your Garden

Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing Thrift

Thrift

Armeria maritima photograph by AnnaKika.


Quick Armeria maritima Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific name: Armeria maritima
  • Common Name: Thrift
  • Growing Zone (USA): 3 to 9
  • Life Cycle/Type: Perennial

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 3 to 9
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 9 to 12
  • Time of Bloom: Late spring through mid-summer
  • Color of Bloom: Pink, Purple, Red, White
  • Leaf Foliage Detail: Green
  • Growth Form: Upright / erect

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: Full sunlight
  • Rate of Growth: Average pace
  • Suitable Soil Types: Acidic, Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Well drained
  • Moisture: Dry

Caring Conditions

  • Level of Maintenance: Medium
  • Propagation: Seed, division or basal cuttings
  • How to Prune: Not usually required
  • Pests: Usually pest free
  • Diseases: Usually pest free, blight

Further Information

  • Can Attact:
  • Tolerant of: Drought, Dry Soil, Shallow-Rocky Soil
  • Best used in: Alpine garden, Border, Container, En masse , Rock garden, Seashore, Specimen
  • Miscellaneous : North American native, Suitable for cut flowers
  • Genus Detail: Armeria
  • Further Reading: Here and Here


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