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Armeria Maritima ‘Spendens’, Sea Thrift
Splendens’ is a sea thrift or sea pink cultivar that is noted for its grass-like foliage and globular, reddish-pink flowers. This is a compact, low-growing plant which forms a dense, mounded tuft of stiff, linear, extremely narrow, grass-like, rich green leaves (to 4-8" long). Tufts will slowly spread outward. Tiny reddish-pink flowers bloom in mid-spring in globular clusters (each to 1-1.5" diameter) atop slender, naked stalks rising above the foliage to 6-10” tall. Sporadic additional flowering may occur throughout the summer. In the wild, species plants commonly grows in saline environments along coastal areas where few other plants can grow.
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Soil type: infertile, dry gritty, well drained soil. Will rot if grown in fertile moist soils or heavy clay.
Soil PH: Neutral, alkaline or acid
Soil Moisture: Dry
Care level: Easy (deadheading encourages repeat blooming)
Flower color: reddish pink
Bloom time: mid spring
Foliage Color: Rich Green
Uses and Characteristics: Alpine and rock gardens, Edging, Containers, Deer resistant, Drought tolerant, Salt tolerant , evergreen, ground cover in small areas.
Flower head size: Small
Growth Rate: Medium
Propagation: Prefer to be left undisturbed.
Note: Gravel is often a better choice than organic mulch. Apply it during the spring.
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