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ARMERIA maritima 'Bees' Ruby'( BEES' SERIES)
Bees' Ruby Sea Thrift, Sea Pink, Sea Thrift
A low mound of strappy leaves, ‘Bee’s Ruby’ is a pink-flowered selection of an evergreen species native to Europe and the Mediterranean region as fast east as Turkey. In early spring upright and arching stems rise from the clump in profusion and bloom at their tips with a pompom of small pink flowers that last almost to summer. It is a charming, extravagant show for a small plant and can be prolonged to summer by deadheading.
In its native region, sea thrift is often found in full sun on very well-drained soil. In wet conditions it will rot, but nonetheless needs some moisture. Its tolerance for alkaline soils makes it a good choice for sites underlain by limestone. Grow ‘Bee’s Ruby’ on well-drained soil, in containers with good drainage, in troughs, and on elevated sloping ground too poor for other perennials. The leaves may look weatherbeaten after a year. If so, cut them back annually to renew the clump.
9 - 1
3 - 9
A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
6"-8" / 15.2cm - 20.3cm
8"-12" / 20.3cm - 30.5cm
Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer
North America, Europe
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Alpine, Bedding Plant, Container, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
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