The Armeria Formosa Pinkball Thrift, 'Arneria pseudarmeria ( formosa)', is like the common Sea Thrift, but bigger and it is a hardy perennial.. The Pinkball Thrift displays 1 to 2 inch round flowers in shades of pink, rose, and red. The Armeria Formosa blooms in the spring for 4 to 8 weeks. In mild climates, they can bloom all year. Even though Armeria does great in coastal climates, it will do wonderfully anywhere. It is a sturdy and dependable plant.
The Pinkball Thrift prefers full sun and will do well in average garden soil. The soil must be well drained. They are very tolerant of salty soils. Cut off spent blooms to encourage more blossoms. Plant in early spring, 2 to 4 weeks before the last average frost date, or late summer/early fall at least 2 months before the first fall frost. This Armeria is excellent as mounds in rock gardens and flower borders as well as its specialty, cut flowers.
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