Armeria maritima ‘Splendens’
This tried and true perennial is commonly known as “Thrift”, “Sea Thrift”, “Common Thrift” and/or “Sea Pink”. It is very easy to grow and requires little water or maintenance once it is established. Its compact form makes it well suited for a number of growing environments such as rock gardens, window boxes and under-plantings. It also makes a neat, decorative edge along a garden path or entryway.
The dark rose flower clusters stand on stems that grow 6-8 inches tall, and the deep green blade-like foliage grows in a tight mound 6-12 inches wide. The blooms on ‘Splendens’ provide a good source of nectar for butterflies and moths.
The species name, maritima , means “of the sea”. It originates along coastal regions of the Northern Hemisphere, however it can also be found in South America. It is frequently found growing wild in dry, sandy and saline conditions along the shore and in salt marshes.
If you’re looking for a plant that is drought tolerant, low maintenance, and adaptable to many growing conditions, this just might be the plant for you! We are growing Armeria maritima ‘Splendens’ in 6 packs, 4”, and 1 gallon containers. Give us a call or check out our website www.clearwatercolor.com for photos and more information about this and any other plants we are growing.