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common name: Thrift, Sea Pink
synonyms: Armeria vulgaris, Statice armeria, Statice maritima
growth rate: slow
growth habit: mounding
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -35°C
USDA zone: 4 to 9
Rounded pink flower heads rise on wiry stems above grassy tufts of foliage.
Needs sun and very well drained soil. Tolerant of drought and salt spray.
By seed, division or semi-ripe basal cuttings.
Native to Western Europe, including Britian. A characteristic and common plant of the sea coast, found on cliffs and sandy grassland.
pronounced: ar-MER-ee-uh ma-rit-EE-muh