Armeria maritima

Sea thrift

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Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour






Skill level


Armeria maritima

Plant details

Sea thrift, Armeria maritima, is typically found growing on cliffs and seashores, but also makes a pretty garden flower. A compact, evergreen perennial, it forms low clumps from which long stems of soft pink blooms emerge in summer. It's easy to grow and makes a good rockery plant. Its blooms are attractive to bees and make a pretty cut flower.

Grow Armeria maritima in poor, well-drained soil in full sun. Deadhead spent blooms to prolong flowering.

Family: Plumbaginaceae

Genus: Armeria

Species: maritima

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Pink

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Reader reviews


its worth noting the 'Sea Thrift' has one of the same pests as the foxglove, namely the larva of the lesser yellow underwing moth.
unless there are a great deal of larva however, the Sea Thrift will not appear to suffer much for their presence.

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