Armeria maritima 'Bloodstone'
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Armeria maritima 'Bloodstone'

sea thrift

  family plumbaginaceae 
  genus armeria 

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Genus  Armeria Species  maritima Variety  Cultivar  Bloodstone Common names  sea thrift Family  PLUMBAGINACEAE Specimen number  S11907 Data source  CrscntBlm;HtZn p79
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Flower Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  8" Overall spread  1'
Sunshine  Full sun Water  Well drained Optimal soil texture  Soil texture 04,29 Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 05a-07b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 09-04 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  6 pack Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Armeria maritima 'Bloodstone' can survive cold winters where the average annual low is -20� Fahrenheit. Sea thrift needs summer days with high heat. Full sun is ideal for this plant. It prefers well drained soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  yes Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes 
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Armeria maritima 'Bloodstone' is a perennial. Leaves: Sea thrift has short, slender grass-like leaves. Flowers: This plant has spherical clusters of tiny flowers on long stems. The flowers are usually a maroon color.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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