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ARMERIA maritima 'Dusseldorf Pride'

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Family

Plumbaginaceae

Botanical Name

ARMERIA maritima 'Dusseldorf Pride'

Plant Common Name

Dusseldorf Pride Sea Pink, Sea Pink

General Description

Düsseldorf Pride sea thrift is a very small, evergreen perennial that originates from montane and coastal regions across the northern hemisphere. In late spring through summer, pretty globe-like flowers of ruby pink rise from naked stems atop neat clumps of green grass-like foliage. Bloom time will be extended if spent flowers are removed. Grow this tidy perennial in sites with full sun and perfectly drained, average soil. Nifty thrifty sea thrift makes a fine addition to rock gardens, border edges, or trough and container gardens. These are very prone to root rot and will not tolerate highly organic or poorly drained soil.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    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

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun

  • Height

    6"-8" / 15.2cm - 20.3cm

  • Width

    8"-12" / 20.3cm - 30.5cm

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer

  • Native To

    World/Pandemic, North America, Western United States, Canada, Europe, Russia/Siberia, Eastern Asia

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought, Salt

  • Growth Rate

    Slow

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Pink, Light Pink, Rose, Crimson, Dark Red

  • Fruit Color

    Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Sea Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Sea Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Sea Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green, Sea Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Alpine, Bedding Plant, Container, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Hummingbirds

  • Self-Sowing

    No