Thrift, Sea Thrift
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Armeria maritima, commonly called Thrift or Sea Pink, is a compact, low-growing plant which forms a dense, mounded tuft of stiff, linear, grass-like, dark green leaves. Tufts will spread slowly to 20-30cm wide. Tiny, pink to white flowers bloom in mid spring in globular clusters atop slender, naked stalks rising well above the foliage. Sporadic additional flowering may occur throughout the summer. Flower clusters are subtended by purplish, papery bracts.
Prefered method of propagation. Divide clumps in spring.
Sow seeds into containers in autumn or spring, in a well draining light seedling mix.
Dense stands of leaves create an enviroment to survive harsh conditions like ocean winds and sun.
Happy to grow in pots.
Northern Hemisphere, South America in coastal areas.
Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Perfectly sized for rock gardens and border fronts.
Landscape: saline, coastal conditions
It can grow in dry, sandy, saline conditions such as coastal cliffs, grassland and salt marshes, salted roadsides and inland on mountain rocks
Generally problem free.