Thrift is a durable perennial for most any sunny location. Compared to A. maritima, False Sea Thrift produces larger flower clusters, broader leaves, stiffer flower stems and stands taller. This selection bears rose-red flowers clusters for many weeks starting in mid-spring. Trim off the spent flowers to encourage repeat blooming. Good rock garden or edging plant. Also excellent in tubs or mixed containers, particularly alpine trough gardens.
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Soil type: Average 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: rose red
Bloom time: mid spring to early summer
Foliage Color: Deep Green
Uses and Characteristics: Alpine and rock gardens, Edging, Containers, Deer resistant, Drought tolerant, Salt tolerant , evergreen.
Flower head size: Small
Height: 30-35 cm (12-14”)
Spread: 30-40 cm (12-16”)
Growth Rate: Medium
Propagation: Prefer to be left undisturbed.
Note: Gravel is often a better choice than organic mulch. Apply it during the spring.
Armeria Pseudameria ‘Ballerina Red’, False Sea Thrift
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