Armeria maritima  Sea Thrift Pink

In Parkdale, Calgary the Sea Thrift is a drought-tolerant, showy, reliable, trouble-free, small, mounding ground cover and naturalizing perennial. It can grow in full sunlight and survives dry conditions even in shallow rocky soil. It can be easily divided and if left can begin to rot in the centre, particularly if it is over-watered. Mine has pink blossoms starting in June and lasting through July. The attractive mounds reach over a foot in diameter appear to almost evergreen with fresh green growth showing through the snow. Although it is listed as zone 4 to 8, mine thrives in Calgary’s zone 3.

According to the Missouri Botanical Garden “Genus name is Latinized from the old French name armoires for a cluster-headed dianthus. Specific epithet means pertaining to the sea or coastal.”

References
Armeria maritima Missouri Botanical Garden.

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