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Armeria maritima ‘Vesuvius’
Armeria maritima ‘Vesuvius’
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Armeria maritima ‘Vesuvius’

Black-leaved Thrift

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.070.270

Native to seaside cliffs, Thrift is a durable perennial for most any sunny location. This interesting selection forms a low tufted mound of smoky-purple leaves, contrasting with deep pink pompon flowers for many weeks starting in late spring. Trim off the spent flowers to encourage repeat blooming. Good rock garden or edging plant. Also excellent in tubs or mixed containers, particularly alpine trough gardens.

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Armeria maritima ‘Vesuvius’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Spring
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Purple Black
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Dried Flower
  Drought Tolerant
   10-15 cm
   4-6 inches
   15-30 cm
   6-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate