January 26, 2023
Armeria maritima

Armeria maritima

Armeria maritima is also known as Armeria bottendorfensis,
Armeria vulgaris, Thrift, Sea Pink, Sea Grass, Sea Gilliflower, Cliff Rose, Cushion Pink, Lady’s Cushion, Lady’s Pincushion, Marsh Daisy. It is part of the Plumbaginaceae family of plants. It is native from Europe to Siberia as well as the Americas.

Armeria maritima is an evergreen perennial. It grows in clumps. The foliage is needle-like and erect. Armeria maritima flowers in spring and summer. The flowers are pink and cup-shaped and appear in clusters. There are also white, purple, or red species as well.

Armeria maritima
Armeria maritima

Grow it in the sun. Plant Armeria maritima in well-drained soil. Propagate by seed, division, and basal cuttings. Armeria maritima is drought-resistant. It is ideal for rock gardens or coastal gardens. Armeria maritima is copper-tolerant and can grow in soils with high copper content. It is generally pest-free and disease-free. It does not require much maintenance or pruning. It attracts bees which also help with pollination.

Armeria maritima flower was portrayed on British coins between 1937-52 in particular on 3 pence coins.

Armeria maritima
Armeria maritima

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