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Splendens Armeria

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‘Splendens’ Armeria, or Sea Thrift, is a compact perennial that blooms with baubles of raspberry-pink flowers from mid-to-late spring. With a perfect pairing of evergreen grass-like foliage topped by profusely blooming flowers, it is a delightful addition for walkways or garden borders with well-drained soil. Enjoy watching butterflies among the playful blooms. (Armeria maritima)
key features
Botanical Name
Armeria maritima Splendens
Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Easy To Grow, Cut Flowers, Evergreen, Container Planting
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average
Mature Height
6-12" tall
Mature Spread
6-12" wide
Bloom Time
Mid to late spring


‘Splendens’ Armeria is a welcome addition to a sunny rock garden, pathway, border, or container, where it will slowly spread. It is useful as a groundcover and is not fussy. It prefers lean, infertile soils; if planted in richer soils, the leaves tend to fall outwards leaving a bare center. Plant in a sunny spot with good drainage, and water regularly to establish; once mature, it is a drought-tolerant, low maintenance perennial. It is virtually disease and pest-free. The blossoms make nice cut flowers too. When blooming is done, shear off the spent flowers for nice clumps of dark green foliage. Armeria tolerates salty and seaside areas also, lending to its common name, Sea Thrift