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Hollinshead Water-wise Garden Plants

Photo:
Pat Kolling

Taxon ID#

8

Compact plant that may be massed for small areas

Scientific  Name:

Armeria maritima 'Armada Rose'

Common Name 1

› Sea Thrift

Family:

Plumbaginaceae

Origins:

Native to coastal areas of Pacific Northwest

Plant Type:

Herbaceous Plant, Perennial
Common Name 2

› Sea Pink

Common Name 3

Oregon native:

yes

Western state native:

yes

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Plant Maintenance Information

Landscape Application Information

Seasonal Care

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MAINTENANCE

Maintenance Level:

Medium

Min. USDA Hardiness Zone:

4

Sun Preference:

Full Sun

Water Preference:

D

Soil Preference:

Infertile, dry, well drained

Fertilizer Needs:

Recommended Mulch:

PLANT DESCRIPTION

Foliage Color:

Dark Green

Foliage Description:

Stiff, linear, grass like

Fragrant:

no

Predominant flower color:

Pink

Flower Description:

Tiny pink to white flowers in globular clusters

Fall color:

no

Fall Color Description:

Winter Foliage:

Winter Interest:

no

Winter Interest Description:

Mature height:

6-12"

Mature spread:

6-12"

Growth rate:

Slow

LANDSCAPE APPLICATION

Deer Resistant:

no

Fire Resistant:

yes

Attracts Pollinators:

yes

Attracts Butterflies:

no

Native Habitat:

Commonly grows in saline environments along coastal areas were few other plants can grow well

Attracts Birds:

no

Cut/Dried Flowers:

no

Used by Wildlife:

no

Swales:

no

Wildlife Use:

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Hedge/Screen:

no

Border:

yes

Erosion Control:

no

Windbreak:

no

Ground Cover:

yes

Provides Shade:

no

Rock Garden:

yes

Cover Structures:

no

First Bloom:

Apr

Last Bloom:

Adds Texture/Movement:

May

Ornamental Accent:

yes

no

Garden Observations:

May be due to too-rich soil. Dug up one and replaced with mostly native soil. Continue to observe. Should divide the other two specimens and replace soil with native soil. http://www.gardening.cornell.edu/homegardening/scene6f0c.html#profile

Application
Anchor 1

SEASONAL CARE

Spring Care:

Summer Care:

Fall Care:

Winter Care:

Long Term Care:

Insect Pests:

No serious disease or insect problems

Wildlife Pests:

Diseases:

No serious disease or insect problems

Environmental Problems:

Foliage mounds tend to rot in the center if grown in moist fertile soils or heavy clay

Landscape Problems:

Care Comments:

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