Friday, January 16, 2015

Featured Plant of The Day: 'Victor Reiter' Hybrid Thrift

Armeria 'Victor Reiter'
 Hybrid Thrift,  Sea Pink

Type    Perennial
Hardy range    3A to 8A
Height    1" to 2" / 2cm to 5cm
Spread    6" to 12" / 15cm to 30cm
Growth rate    Average
Form    Rounded
Exposure    Full sun
Persistence    Deciduous and evergreen

Bloom Color    Pink
Bloom Time    Spring

The flowers are suitable for cut flowers and suitable for dried flowers.

This plant tolerates drought and salt well.
This plant will grow in dry soil.
Suitable soil is well-drained/loamy, sandy or clay.
The pH preference is  a neutral soil.

 Leaf Color    Green

 Landscape Uses
-    Container plantings
-    Alpine garden
-    Rock garden
-    Seashore planting
-    Border
-    Massing
-    Specimen
-    Groundcover

Culture Notes
Shear flowers after blooming to increase blooming period.  Plant divisions should be done in the early spring and are necessary to rejuvenate the plant.

Do not fertilize.  Plant may rot in center with poorly drained soil.