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Common Thrift

 

These sturdy, dependable, grass-like perennials are good for walkways, borders, and excellent in rock gardens. This variety produces narrow, stiff, evergreen leaves and dark red flower clusters atop 6-10" stalks. Main bloom period is spring to early summer but shearing off faded flowers may prolong flowering.

Armeria maritima 'Bloodstone' (A. vulgaris)

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Fruit Characteristics

Fruit edible :Yes

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf texture : Stiff

Leaf length : 6"

Leaf shape : Narrow

Leaf color : Dark green

Flower Characteristics

Flower width : 3/4"

Flower shape : Globular heads of flowers

Flower color : Red

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 1 ft.

Average size maturity height : 1/2 - 1 ft.

Growth rate : Moderate

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : -40 to -35 F( Z3a)

Sunset zone : 1-9, 14-24

Light exposure : Sun

Landscape Attributes

Under oak trees : Yes

Barrier plants : Yes

Seashore conditions : Yes

Oak root fungus resistance : Yes

Hummingbirds : Yes

Hedges and screens : Yes

Frost tender : Yes

Fragrance : Yes

Erosion control : Yes

Drought tolerant : Yes

Deer resistant : Yes

Butterflies : Yes

Colorful fruits and berries : Yes

Birds : Yes

Autumn foliage color : Yes

Attractive bark : Yes

Allergenic plants : Yes