Armeria pseudarmeria Ballerina Red

Sea Thrift

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

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. Bring some indoors for charming bouquets in your favorite bud vase.

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

Details

Type: Perennials
Height: Short 8-10"
Spacing: Plant 8-10" apart
Bloom Time: Late Spring to Mid-Summer
Rebloom Time: Late Summer to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 6-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal
Flower: Rose
Accent: Red
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 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. 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. 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.