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ARMERIA pseudarmeria 'Ballerina Red'

Image of Armeria pseudarmeria 'Ballerina Red' (BALLERINA SERIES)

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Family

Plumbaginaceae

Botanical Name

ARMERIA pseudarmeria 'Ballerina Red'( BALLERINA SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Ballerina Red Sea Thrift, Sea Pink, Sea Thrift

General Description

Flowering within 110 days of sowing, 'Ballerina Red' is a compact, early-blooming selection of Armeria pseudarmeria, a clump-forming perennial from west-central Portugal. It is available as plants or seed.

Low, dense rosettes of lance-shaped evergreen leaves give rise in late spring to spherical heads of red flowers on compact leafless stems. Deadheaded plants rebloom sporadically through summer.

Sea thrift prospers in full sun and well-drained soil, and fails in damp sites. It tolerates drought and heat but prefers moderate moisture. It makes a great choice for a rock garden, patio, or wall planting.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    6 - 9

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer

  • Native To

    Southern Europe, Western Europe

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought, Salt

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Red

  • Fruit Color

    Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Edging, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Hummingbirds

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes