Horticulture and Landscape Architecture

Hardy Plants for Waterwise Landscapes

Armeria maritima 
Sea pink

Armeria maritima in flower (V.I. Lohr)


Armeria maritima flower (V.I. Lohr)

Plant form

Dense clumping herbaceous perennial; deciduous. 


3-4 inches tall with flower stems up to 12 inches; spread to 12 inches.


Mid- to late spring. 


Lacy leaves are bluish green.

Native area

Northern Hemisphere.

Water use


Culture and maintenance

Grows best in infertile, well-drained soils. Plant clumps tend to die in the center over time.  As this happens, the plants should be divided.  Some people may find the old flower stems objectionable.  Insect- and disease-free.  


Full sun.


USDA Zone 4.


May reseed, but not prolifically.
Armeria maritima in container (V.I. Lohr)Armeria maritima in flower (V.I. Lohr)


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