Victor Reiter Armeria

'Victor Reiter' Armeria (Armeria maritima), also called Sea Thrift, is an especially compact selection covered with a profusion of light pink flower clusters that bounce atop stiff stems and are favored by honeybees. This low-growing perennial forms a tidy mat of grassy evergreen foliage. Don’t let its playful form fool you – Armeria is a highly rugged, low-maintenance native plant well-suited for hot, dry locations and coastal gardens.
Zones4 - 8
Advantages
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Easy To Grow
bee-friendly
Bee Friendly
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Deer Resistant
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Pest / Disease Resistant
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Low Maintenance
containers
Good For Containers
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Groundcover
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Evergreen
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Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant
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Great For Mass Plantings
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Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
full-sun
Full Sun
Water Tolerance
Low-Water
Mature Height 3-6" tall
Mature Spread6-12" wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to early summer
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Item Package SizePlant - 5" Deep Pot
SKUHC017886

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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'Victor Reiter' Armeria (Armeria maritima) is an especially compact selection covered with small round flower clusters. This cultivar is named after Victor Reiter Jr. (1903-1986), San Francisco's most famous grower, collector, and hybridizer of plants and trees for many years, and one of the founders of the California Horticulture Society in the 1930s. 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. Use this Sea Thrift for planting in large groups at the front of the flower border or as an edging plant to border walkways and paths. Recommended companion plants include bulbous ornamental onions (Allium), compact 'Wee One' Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), and Greek yarrow (Achillea ageratifolia).
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SKUHC017886
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Deep Pot
Common Name
Victor Reiter Sea Thrift
Botanical Name
Armeria maritima 'Victor Reiter'
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Pink
Mature Height
3-6" tall
Mature Spread
6-12" wide
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Evergreen Foliage
Yes
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Waterwise
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Pest / Disease Resistant, Low Maintenance, Good For Containers, Groundcover, Evergreen, Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant, Great For Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Coastal California
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Ships To Canada
No
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