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Scientific name: Armeria maritima      ar-meer-ia mar-i-tima

Common name: Sea Pink; Sea Thrift; Thrift

Design Characteristics

Height  4-6"
Spread  6-8"
Form  mounding-mat like
 blooms held above foliage
Texture  very fine to fine
Flower color  variable shades of pink
Leaf color  green to light green
Time of bloom  Spring

Horticultural Characteristics

Light
requirement
 full sun
Soil
requirement
 sandy, well drained
Propagation
method
 divide clumps spring & fall
 seed?
USDA Hardiness Zone   5-9

Miscellaneous

Peculiarities/Problems   can't handle soggy soil
 can't handle hot, humid temps
 center dies out when plant needs to be divided
Uses  rock gardens
 front of border
Comments  foliage is unique, very fine texture, almost grass like
 after blooming, deadhead to redirect energy into roots & new growth