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Thrift Armeria Bloodstone 1 gallon

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Plant Height:  6 inches

Flower Height:  10 inches

Spread:  18 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  Sea Pink

Description:

Lovely bright pink flowers on wiry stems, projecting from unique tufs of silvery-green needle-like foliage; drought tolerance makes this an excellent addition to rock gardens and xeriscapes

Ornamental Features

Bloodstone Sea Thrift has masses of beautiful balls of fuchsia flowers at the ends of the stems from mid spring to early summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. Its tiny grassy leaves remain grayish green in colour throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Bloodstone Sea Thrift is a dense herbaceous evergreen perennial with a mounded form. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Bloodstone Sea Thrift is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Bloodstone Sea Thrift will grow to be only 6 inches tall at maturity extending to 10 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 18 inches. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

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