Armeria maritima (Mill.) Willd.

Sea Thrift, Sea Cushion, Sea Daisy

Family: Plumbaginaceae

Genus: Armeria

Category: Perennial

Zones: 4 to 8

Size: To 12" tall and wide

Exposure: Sun


Mound of linear bright green foliage with pink to white flowers in spring. Flowers are on slender stems above the foliage. Likes dry soils and will rot in the center if too wet.



Published in Enum. Pl. (Willdenow) 1: 333 in 1809.

Basionym Statice maritima Mill.

Native to temperate Asia, Europe, North and South America.


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