Armeria gaditana grow and care – herbaceous of the genus Armeria also known as Thrift plant, Armeria gaditana perennial evergreen plant, grow as ornamental plant and can used as groundcover and flowers can be used as cut flower, can grow in mediterranean, subtropical or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 7b-9 and with the right care in hardiness zone 7a.

Leaves color green in linear to elliptic shape.

Armeria gaditana flower

Flower color pink to pale pink, the flowers grow on stems, flowers small connected in the base and create shape of pompom.

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How to grow Armeria gaditana growing and care:

Well drained soil, rocky or sandy soil, better dry soil

How to care:
In location with a lot of rains better to plant it in raising bad, fertilize at least once a year

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Divide the plants:
Dividing plants in the spring, water the soil before and try gently to take without the to cut the roots

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, unless need specific color, but easier to start by divide roots than to start by seeds

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Nothing special

Planting season:
Spring in hardiness zone 7, spring to summer in hardiness zone 8, spring to autumn 9

How to plant:
Planting in well-drained soil, dig a hole bigger than the plants add organic matter and when planting cover lightly

Pests and diseases:
Generally pest free

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Dead leaves and bloom stems

Size of the plant?
5-25 cm 2-10 inch

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Fast growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water to small amount of water, the plants after establish drought tolerant, important that the plant will be good drainage

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade (will bloom less)

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a pot, planter, flowerpot or containers:
Yes, when growing in containers need to choose container that 50-100% bigger than the roots ball, minimum 5L (1.3 gallon) better bigger at least 10L (2.6 gallons) need pot will be wide and shallow the roots not too much deep, drainage of the soil it’s important choose right soil and make enough holes, soil better to be sandy, clay or loamy or potting mix, but after few years drainage of the soil not function the same so need to change it to new soil, when keep the plants in small pot need to reduce the amount of plants that grow in the pot and also cut some of the roots when switch soil.

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower:
Pale pink to pink flowers, flowers small connected in the base and create shape of pompom, the flowers grow on stems.

Scientific name:

Armeria gaditana


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Pink flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Floristry
  • Ground cover plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9