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Splendens Thrift

Armeria maritima 'Splendens'

Pronunciation: ar-MER-ee-uh ma-RIH-tih-muh SPLEN-denz
SKU #00089
3-9

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OVERVIEW
Description The dome of blade-like dark green foliage becomes covered with wine-red blooms. Excellent for edging or as a tightly spaced groundcover for mass color. Well suited to rock gardens and dry stream beds. Perfect size for pots and troughs. An herbaceous perennial.
Light Full sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Spring
Mature Size Foliage reaches 6 in. tall, up to 12 in. wide; blooms to 12 in. tall.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container, Ground Cover, Edging
Design Ideas Little thrift is remarkably versatile offering a perfect perennial for pots and troughs. Plant in masses for a "lawn" that blooms. Nestles around rocks and dry stream beds for naturalistic looks. Makes a prim edging for smaller city gardens and to neaten up the front of a perennial border. Use to fill in gaps around the edges of pools and water gardens.
Flower Color Red
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Grow thrift with other small stature beauties such as Emerald Blue Creeping Phlox, (Phlox subulata 'Emerald Blue'), Blue Clips Carpathian Harebell, (Campanula carpatica 'Deep Blue Clips'), May Night Sage, (Salvia x sylvestris 'May Night') and Thumbelina Leight English Lavender, (Lavandula angustifolia 'Thumbelina Leigh').
CARE
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 excessive winter moisture. Feed regularly throughout growing season. Remove spent flowers to promote repeat bloom.
HISTORY
Lore These plants survive on the wild rocky cliffs and salt marshes of the coast where they prove quite tolerant of high salt and copper concentrations in the soils.

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