Armeria, also called sea thrift, is a superb plant that makes for great lawns.
Armeria facts, a summary list
Name – Armeria maritima
Family – Plumbaginaceae
Type – perennial
Height – 6 to 12 inches (15 to 30 cm)
Exposure – full sun
Soil – rather acidic and well drained
Foliage – evergreen
Flowering – May to November
Since it is appreciated for its appealing blooming and the deep green of its leaves, Armeria is the ideal perennial for rocky ground and edges.
Planting, sowing armeria
The sowing of armeria or sea thrift is best done in spring, after any risk of freezing has disappeared.
- Use soil mix blended in with heath soil.
- Double-check that the substrate drains well.
- Water regularly but not too much.
- Transplant to the ground in the following fall.
For specimens purchased in nursery pots, it is preferable to plant your armeria in spring or in fall in a sunny spot.
Out of these two seasons, simply avoid high temperatures to plant your sea thrift.
- Follow our advice on planting shrubs
- Divide the crown in spring or fall.
Pruning and caring for armeria
Annual pruning is eventually possible at the end of winter or at the beginning of spring, proceed lightly in order to stimulate the blooming and keep the mounding shape.
All there is to know about the armeria
The pink of its flowers is highlighted by the intense green of its leaves, which makes it a remarkable and appreciated plant.
Sea thrift is a rock plant that is suited also to edges, and it is very often used for ground cover.
Some even use it as a flower-bearing lawn where regular grass has tried and failed to grow…
Armeria essentially grows along the coast, even in places where sea spray and wind usually make life tough for vegetation.
Smart tip about armeria
Full sun location is required to produce beautiful flowers.