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ARMERIA pseudarmeria 'Joystick White'

Image of Armeria pseudarmeria 'Joystick White' (JOYSTICK SERIES)

Yoder Brothers

Family

Plumbaginaceae

Botanical Name

ARMERIA pseudarmeria 'Joystick White'( JOYSTICK SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Joystick White Sea Thrift, Sea Pink, Sea Thrift

General Description

This long-blooming perennial, ‘Joystick White’ is a white-flowered selection of a small woody or semi-woody sea thrift native to the coast of Portugal. The plant is a much-branched low clump with lance-shaped green leaves. It blooms in summer with large, round clusters of small flowers atop a forest of leafless upright stems. It is a charming, extravagant show for a small plant and can be prolonged into autumn 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. In well-drained soil it tolerates drought and heat but does best with some moisture. Grow ‘Joystick White’ on well-drained soil, in containers with good drainage, in troughs, and on sloping ground too poor for other perennials.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 6

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun

  • Bloom Time

    Early Summer, Summer

  • Native To

    Southern 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

    Summer

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White

  • Fruit Color

    Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • 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

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Edging, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Hummingbirds

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes