Armeria maritima

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Armeria maritima
Armeria maritima
Armeria maritima

Botanical Name: Armeria maritima
Common Name: Sea Thrift or Sea Pink

Forms small tidy clumps of dark, lush, grass-like foliage. Attractive pink flowers rise above foliage on long stalks. Good for the front of a perennial border or in containers.

Plant Family: Plumbaginaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 1' H x 1' W
Growth Habit: Clumping
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast"
Sun Exposure: Coast: full sun. Inland: Part sun"
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Moderate to regular
Cold Hardy to: 35 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Pink
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: North, Central and South Coasts
Natural Habitat: Coastal bluffs, ridges and sandy places along the coast

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  • Harlow, Nora and Kristin Jakob. Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: Gardening with California Monocots. Berkely and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 2003.