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Armeria pseudoarmeria ‘Joystick Red’

Sea thrift

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Armeria pseudoarmeria 'Joystick Red'
  • Common name: Sea thrift
  • Family: Plumbaginaceae
  • Plant Type: Alpine, Perennial
Flower colour:

Red

Foliage colour:

Green

Thrifts are easy to grow, long flowering plants, with unusual ball-shaped flowers on thin wiry stems. They make a pleasant addition to the flower border, and thrive in ordinary garden soil or even poor soil. For best results grow plants in a sunny site, where they’ll flower all summer long.

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Armeria pseudoarmeria ‘Joystick Red’ is a hybrid thrift, bred as a cut flower. Plants form a low mound of evergreen leaves, bearing red flowers on strong stems from late spring. It’s ideal for growing at the front of borders and in pots.

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Keep plants flowering for longer by removing faded blooms. Flowers are ideal for using in floral arrangements, and they can also be picked and hung indoors to dry for winter displays. Propagate Armeria pseudoarmeria ‘Joystick Red’ by division in autumn or spring.

How to grow Armeria 'Joystick Red'

  • Plant size

    50cm height

    45cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy
  • Plant care: Needs regular watering in pots

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do Divide in March

Do Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do Divide in September

Do Divide in October

Do Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do not Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do Prune in September

Do Prune in October

Do Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Armeria 'Joystick Red' and wildlife

Armeria 'Joystick Red' is known for attracting bees, butterflies​/​moths and other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Armeria 'Joystick Red' poisonous?

Armeria 'Joystick Red' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Armeria 'Joystick Red'