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Ballerina Red Armeria

Armeria pseudarmeria 'Ballerina Red'
SKU: HC018013
per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
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Armeria pseudarmeria ‘Ballerina Red’ (Great Thrift) is an award-winning cultivar for waterwise, low-maintenance garden design. Rosy red blooms brighten the garden from late-spring to summer, and rebloom again at summer’s end. The bouncy, rosy-red flowers rise out of evergreen cushion-like foliage. Tolerant to heat and salt, it’s a great plant for adding a pop of color to for rock gardens, sidewalk gardens, and container plantings. Virtually disease- and pest-free, it is deer resistant too, for easy gardening.
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Botanical Name
Armeria pseudarmeria 'Ballerina Red'
Growing Zones
Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Groundcover, Easy To Grow, Long Bloom Time, Cut Flowers, Evergreen, Container Planting, Rock Gardens
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Mature Height
8-10" tall
Bloom Time
Late spring to summer then again late summer to early fall


Armeria pseudarmeria ‘Ballerina Red’ (Great Thrift) pairs blade-like foliage with abundant red flowers held on sturdy stems. Winner of the Fleuroselect Gold Medal Award in 2009. them with Lewisia, Sempervivum, Nepeta, Spanish Lavender, and Greek Yarrow for a colorful and textural display. Native to the rocky coastal slopes and salt marshes of central Portugal, it thrives in poor soil with minimal care. It’s also extremely tolerant of heat and salt. Armeria requires well-drained soil, so it’s a good choice for a rock or alpine garden, container plantings, groundcover, or borders. Shear off spent flowers or cut flowers for bouquets to encourage new blooms; flowers will rebloom once deadheaded. Plant Hardy in zones 6-9, its foliage is evergreen.
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