Armeria maritima 'Splendens'
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||ar-MER-ee-uh ma-RIH-tih-muh SPLEN-denz|
|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.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Foliage reaches 6 in. tall, up to 12 in. wide; blooms to 12 in. tall.|
|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 Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Green Roof, Edging, Coastal Exposure, Ground Cover|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|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').|
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