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Armeria maritima 'Rubrifolia'

Also called Thrift


More About Armeria maritima 'Rubrifolia'

  • Tufts of foliage resemble turfgrass
  • Foliage is burgundy in the spring and fall, fading to dark green in the warmer months
  • Globe-shaped hot pink flower clusters form a layer of colour above the semi-evergreen foliage
  • Plant will slowly spread into surrounds if soil is dry enough
  • Bloom Time: Mid to late spring, persisting into the summer
  • Flower Height: 40 cm

Zone:

4

Height:

10-20 cm

Spread:

15-30 cm

Colour:

Pink
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Red-leaved Sea Thrift Growing and Maintenance Tips

Easy to grow perennial needing a well-drained, sandy soil. Divide in the spring. Deadheading will stimulate new flower buds,  extending the bloom time into the summer. The second set of blooms will appear in late summer when cooler temperatures occur. Generally pest and disease free. Suitable for rock gardens, borders, rooftops and walkways.


Armeria maritima 'Rubrifolia' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Salt Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Evergreen
Evergreen
Rock garden
Rock garden
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Fall Color

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Compact
Dwarf
Mounding

Foliage Color

Bronze
Red

Landscape uses

Border/edging
Rooftop (extensive)

 Suitable Substitutions for Armeria maritima 'Rubrifolia'

Armeria juniperifolia

Armeria juniperifolia

Juniper-leaved Thrift