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Armeria maritima 'Nifty Thrifty'
Common Name: Sea Thrift Family: Plumbaginaceae (The Leadwort Family)

Armeria maritima 'Nifty Thrifty'
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The narrow, grass-like, green and gold foliage is held in a compact mound. Bright and cheerful for the front of the border, containers, or the dry garden. Each spring the plants are graced with numerous short stems with globe-shaped flower heads tightly packed with small, bright pink flowers. Sporadic re-blooming is common throughout the summer. Tolerant of salty soils and coastal environments.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Western Russia
Garden Origin
Native Habitat:
Dry, sandy, somewhat acidic soils in sandy turf, coastal salt marshes, maritime cliffs and mountain pastures.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourPink 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height4-8'  Bloom TimeSpring 
Spread4-8'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureSun Part Sun  Foliage ColourVariegated - Gold 
Soil MoistureAverage Dry Drought Tolerant  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone4-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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