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ARMERIA maritima 'Victor Reiter'
Sea Pink, Sea Thrift, Victor Reiter Sea Thrift
A compact, bristling tuft of short, narrow leaves, ‘Victor Reiter’ is a selection of sea thrift with light pink flowers. It is descended from an evergreen species native to Europe and the Mediterranean region as fast east as Turkey, clues to its preferences. In early spring, short stems rise from the clump in profusion and bloom at their tips with a cluster of small, crowded, 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 found in full sun on very well-drained soil. In wet conditions it will rot. With well-drained soil, it needs some moisture. Its tolerance for alkaline soils makes it a good plant for sites underlain by limestone. Grow ‘Victor Reiter’ 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, Summer
Europe, Mediterranean, Eastern Asia
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
White, Light Pink
Green, Sea Green
Alpine, Bedding Plant, Container, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
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