Armeria maritima Dusseldorf Pride

Sea Thrift

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.

Dwarf Sea Thrift is a reliable perennial for most sunny locations. Dusseldorf Pride forms a low tuft mound of grassy green leaves. This variety bears deep pink globular flowers on wiry stems. Bring some indoors for adorable bouquets in your favorite bud vase.

Details

Type: Perennials
Height: Short 8-10"
Spacing: Plant 12" apart
Bloom Time: Mid-Spring to Early Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Half Sun / Half Shade
Zones: 3-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy
Flower: Rose
Accent: Pink
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Edgers
  • Evergreen
  • OK in Containers
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant

Armeria General Information

Armeria are happiest in full sun, and adapt well to dry, infertile soils. Consistently evergreen in southern gardens; semi-evergreen in the north. Flowers in late spring are colorful and easy to grow. Excellent for the front of border. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

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.