Cotton Tail Thrift

Armeria maritima 'Cotton Tail'

SKU
0269
Excellent choice for edging or borders. Clump forming perennial with glossy, grass-like, evergreen foliage in neat rounded mounds. Round pure white flower heads top stiff stems. Will rebloom if old flowers are removed. Full sun. Moderate growing 4 to 6 in. tall, flower stalks to 8 in. tall. Cutting grown.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationar-MER-ee-uh ma-RIH-tih-muh
LoreThis plant maintains a high tolerance of copper in the soil and is valuable for revegetating areas where this mineral is problematic in the environment.
Average Size at MaturityFoliage reaches 4 to 6 in. tall and wide; blooms to 8 in. tall.
Bloom TimeSpring through Summer
Design IdeasCute 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean
Growth HabitClumping
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Green Roof, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Edging, Coastal Exposure, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Dense Habit, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Key FeatureCompact Perennial

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.

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