Cotton Tail Thrift
Armeria maritima 'Cotton Tail'
Pronunciation: ar-MER-ee-uh ma-RIH-tih-muh
|Description||This tidy, dense tuft of glossy green, grassy-textured foliage is an excellent choice for use in fronts of borders, edging pathways, and accenting rock gardens. Produces delightful, round, white blooms on stiff upright stems in spring, that will continue throughout summer if spent flowers are promptly removed. An herbaceous perennial.|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Spring through summer|
|Mature Size||Foliage reaches 4 to 6 in. tall and wide; blooms to 8 in. tall.|
|Special Features||Easy Care, Waterwise, Compact Form|
|Flower Attributes||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Ground Cover, Edging|
|Design Ideas||Cute little thrift is an excellent rock garden plant. Its tidy form makes a fine edging and creates a good front of the border bloom. Spot into flagstone steppers and plant into gaps in rocks of waterfalls and garden pools. Plant in irregular groupings to create masses of low color in carpet bedding style.|
|Companion Plants||Creeping Phlox (Phlox); Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum); Carpet Bugle (Ajuga); Sedum (Sedum); Daylily (Hemerocallis)|
|Care||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 excess winter moisture. Feed regularly throughout growing season. Deadhead to promote repeat bloom.|
|Lore||This plant maintains a high tolerance of copper in the soil and is valuable for revegetating areas where this mineral is problematic in the environment.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-9
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