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Splendens Armeria

Armeria maritima 'Splendens'
SKU: HC017863
per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
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'Splendens' Armeria (Armeria maritima), also called Sea Thrift, is a popular selection covered with a profusion of rose-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.
key features
Botanical Name
Armeria maritima 'Splendens'
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Native, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Groundcover, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Naturalizes, Evergreen, Mass Plantings, Container Planting, Rock Gardens
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
6-12" tall
Bloom Time
Late spring


'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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