Growing Maritima Series Armeria Flower Garden Seeds
- Taxonomy: Armeria maritima
- Other Names: Sea Thrift, Siberian Sea Thrift, Thrift Sea Pink, California Sea Pink, Interior Sea Pink, Lady Cushion
- Flower Seed Type: Perennial
- Sow Indoors or Outdoors: Maritima Series armeria is a full sun performer and commonly sown directly outdoors after the frost. For earliest blooms, begin seeds indoors 6 – 8 weeks prior. Armeria seeds are known to take as long as 21 – 28 days to germinate with no lighting necessary. Transplant seedlings to a sunny place indoors or in the garden.
- Days to Maturity: 2nd Year Maturity
- Hardiness Zone: 4 – 8
- Seed Planting Depth: Plant 2 – 3 seeds ¼” deep
- Plant Spacing: 12”
- Growth Habit: 8 – 10” tall mounded shrub with a 9 – 12” spread of dense globular-like bulbs
- Soil Preference: Dry, infertile, well-drained
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Diseases/Pests/Troubleshooting: Maritima Series armeria is native to heavily salted and dry ocean coasts and thrives where few others plants can. Plants will begin to show rot if grown in moist, fertile soils. Be sure to ventilate and deadhead to maximize blooming. Armeria has no serious pests or diseases.
- Color: Signature selection of Alba (White) and Splendens (Bright Rose)
Armeria maritima flowers, sometimes called Sea Thrift or Sea Pink throughout the world, is a unique garden and ground cover flower because it is one of the few that has been aided by the oceans and is native to all coastal areas of the northern hemisphere. Maritima Series Armeria thrives in dry and salinated coastal soils inhabited by few other plants. In fact, its specific name maritima is Latin meaning “sea” or “coast.” Sea Thrift is found in abundance in the United Kingdom and has even been featured on British currency. Maritima Armeria flower gardening seeds. Perennial.