'Splendens' Armeria (Armeria maritima) is a
long blooming perennial covered with small round flower clusters. The flowers
are held on short stiff stems over a tidy mat of grassy, evergreen foliage.
Don’t let its playful form fool you – this is a highly rugged perennial.
Armeria is native to the northern hemisphere, including both Europe and North
America. Its native range includes Alaska, California, Colorado, Oregon,
Washington, and British Columbia, where it thrives in gravely tundra and along
coastal cliffs and beaches. In fact, Armeria needs well-drained soil, and is
not suitable for rich, moisture-retentive loam or clay. It is well adapted to
coastal growing conditions with salt spray, as well as inland gardens. Its
compact size makes it perfect for rock gardens, containers, and the front of
the border. Planting in large groups at the front of the flower border or as an
edging plant to border walkways and paths. Extend the bloom time with
occasional deadheading. Recommended companion plants include small
ornamental grasses, bulbous ornamental onions (Allium), Spanish lavender
(Lavandula stoechas), and Greek Yarrow (Achillea ageratifolia).
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Plant - 5" Deep Pot
Splendens Sea Thrift
Armeria maritima 'Splendens'
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Easy To Grow, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Pest / Disease Resistant, Native, Low Maintenance, Good For Containers, Groundcover, Evergreen, Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant, Great For Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Coastal California
Spring / Summer, Fall
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