Armeria maritima 'Bloodstone'
Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
| ||Common Name: Thrift-Common|
Common Name (Alternative): Sea Pink
Bright purplish-pink, ball-shaped flower clusters are produced on thin, leafless stalks held high above the tight mounds of evergreen, grassy green foliage. These little wonder blooms from midspring thru early summer.
As its name implies, Sea Pinks are found naturally along coastlines where few other plants can handle the high salt concentration. Inland, this attribute makes them useful for planting along sidewalks or driveways that are salted in winter. They are also good candidates for rock gardens, troughs, or between pavers.
Origin: Native Cultivar
Sun or Shade?:
Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?:
Low water needs
Average water needs
How fast should it grow?:
When should it bloom?:
Looking for seasonal interest?:
Evergreen (in some or all zones)
How's your soil?:
Sweet or Sour Soil?:
Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)
Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
What's your garden style?:
Sea Thrift is one of the easiest perennials to grow. It thrives in full sun and loamy or sandy soils that are well-drained, especially in the winter. Wet soil for extended periods encourages root rot. Thrifts prefer cool temperatures and low humidity. Where summers are hot and humid, it should be grown in part shade.