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Armeria pseudarmeria Ballerina Red

False Sea Thrift

Type: Perennials
Height: Short 8-10" (Plant 8-10" apart)
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 6-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal
Flower / Accent: Rose / Red
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Rose red flowers of Armeria Ballerina Red top slim stems held above broad leaves. Lovely between rocks and around stones that edge a path. A Fleuroselect Gold Medal award winner.

Also known as False Sea Thrift, Armeria pseudarmeria display broad evergreen foliage instead of the grassy tufts of true Sea Thrift.

Features to Note:

  • Evergreen
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • For a Sunny Spot
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Armeria General Information:

Armeria pseudarmeria are extremely tolerant of both heat and salt while remaining fresh and evergreen. These False Sea Thrifts have broader leaves, stiffer stems and lush ball shaped flowers in abundance all summer long. Often reblooms when deadheaded.

Armeria Plant Care:

Shear off all old flowers when blooming is done for attractive little clumps all year long. Any winter kill can be teased out in spring if needed. Does best in poor dry soil. Can be divided in spring by splitting clump with a spade. However, it will be slow to recover and these plants usually prefer to be left undisturbed. May benefit from loose winter mulch for protection. Fertilizer is usually not necessary.

$8.95 ea.
(3+) $8.50 ea.
Fall 2014
Plant Code: ARRE