How to Grow Armeria maritima Plants in your Garden

Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing Thrift


Armeria maritima photograph by AnnaKika.

Armeria maritima Growing and Care Guide

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

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 3 to 9
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 9 to 12
  • Time of Bloom: Late spring through mid-summer
  • Flower Details: Pink, Purple, Red, White
  • Leaf Foliage: Green
  • Fruit:
  • 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
  • Soil Moisture: Dry

Caring Conditions

  • Care:
  • 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 Attract:
  • Tolerant of: Drought, Dry Soil, Shallow-Rocky Soil
  • Best Garden Use: Alpine garden, Border, Container, En masse , Rock garden, Seashore, Specimen
  • Family:
  • Closely Related Species:
  • Miscellaneous: North American native, Suitable for cut flowers
  • Genus Detail: Armeria
  • Further Reading and References: Here and Here

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