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Bloodstone Thrift

Armeria maritima 'Bloodstone'

SKU
00304
A dependable plant for use in borders and along pathways. The dense, clump-forming, grassy-textured foliage forms neat green tufts topped by a profusion of bright, rosy red flower heads on stiff, upright stems. A wonderful rock garden accent or container plant. An herbaceous perennial.
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Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.

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Botanical Pronunciationar-MER-ee-uh ma-RIH-tih-muh
Average Size at MaturityFoliage clumps reach 6 to 8 in. tall, 12 in. wide, with blooms 10 in. tall.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasThis evergreen perennial grows in dense blanket-like forms, making it a fine choice for filling in rock gardens and borders. The flowers of Bloodstone Thrift are bright rosy-red, usually blooming in profusion. Try it in containers on decks or at an entryway, or as an accent in the corner of a border.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeRepeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Edging
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Waterwise
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsConeflower (Echinacea); Speedwell (Veronica); Salvia (Salvia); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Bee Balm (Monarda); Creeping Phlox (Phlox)

Thrives in well-drained, loamy to sandy soils; shelter from harsh afternoon sun in hot summer regions. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system; once established, tolerates mild drought. Avoid excessive winter moisture. Feed regularly throughout growing season. Remove spent flowers to promote repeat bloom.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-9

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