Armeria maritima Rubrifolia grow and care – herbaceous of the genus Armeria also known as Sea thrift, Armeria maritima Rubrifolia 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 3-10a and with the right care in hardiness zone 10b.

Leaves color green or purple, in linear shape.

Armeria maritima Rubrifolia flower

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

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How to grow Armeria maritima Rubrifolia 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 3-4, spring to summer in hardiness zone 5-8, spring to autumn 9, autumn or spring in hardiness zone 10a, autumn to spring in hardiness zone 10b

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) and in hardiness zone 10b better half shade

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:
Pink flowers, flowers small connected in the base and create shape of pompom, the flowers grow on stems.

How to grow Armeria maritima Rubrifolia from seeds

Sowing requirement:
Light moist soil with good drainage, well-drained soil, temperature from 15-20C (59-68F)

Saving seeds and care until sowing:
Dry, dark and in the refrigerator or cold location

Sowing season:
Spring / Summer

How to plant:
Plant in soil that will be light and soil, possible to use vermiculite

Planting spacing:
2*2 (1*1 inch) to transplant, directly 20*20cm (8*8 inches)

Depth of Sowing:
5mm (0.25 inch)

Conditions for seeds germinate:
Keep soil moist in sunny location

Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water – keep the soil moist with high humidity

Germination time:
2-6 weeks

Condition of seedling:
Well drained soil, sunny location, keep the soil moist

Do the seeds require burying?

Chilling hour’s requirements:
At least one month

Scientific name:

Armeria maritima


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 3
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9