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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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 HabitClumping
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Green Roof, Rock Garden, Edging, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDense Habit, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Waterwise
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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.

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