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Cinta
Jun 29, 2016 1:11 PM CST
I have no idea where to put this but since I am going to use it in a container I am trying here first.... Big Grin


I got it last year from my local nursery as a gift throw in the bag. They had a mini garden class and left over they throw it in customer bags as left over from classes. So I know it is some kind of a mini plant.

When I saw the stem coming up I thought a usually stick thing that normal size grass grows. But it bloomed today. It is hardy because I left it in this pot last winter. It is 3" wide and about 1" high. Of course higher if I added the flower but the green/white grass part is small.

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Name: Connie
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pardalinum
Jun 29, 2016 1:20 PM CST
Maybe a variegated armeria?

Sea Thrift (Armeria maritima 'Nifty Thrifty')
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 29, 2016 1:30 PM CST

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Yep, that's it. Love that plant. Loves full sun.
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IbisFla
Jun 29, 2016 2:05 PM CST
Nice, Cinta! From the info in the database, it looks like the perfect plant - doesn't need a lot of water, takes full sun, deer and rabbit resistant, and it blooms Thumbs up
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Cinta
Jun 29, 2016 8:55 PM CST
WOW what a perfect plant and they say it is hardy to zone 3. It looks so small and fragile. I was surprised when I saw it coming back this Spring. I was even more surprised when I saw the flower. I thought it was because we had a mild winter and I had it in a protected area.

Thank you Lynn.
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jun 29, 2016 10:08 PM CST

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You are going to love it Cinta.
You might want to try this one also. Stays in a very tight bun in full sun. In this photo it is getting ready to bloom.
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Cinta
Jun 29, 2016 10:32 PM CST
That is neat. I will see if my nursery is carrying that one. I did not see a mini garden plants area this year. I wonder if she did not get many sales last year and left them off the order this year.
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jun 30, 2016 12:11 AM CST

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Hope you can find one, they are easy to grow and are slow growing.
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Clayton, NC (Zone 7b)
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DigginDirt
Jun 30, 2016 6:08 AM CST
Hi Cinta, It is a great ground cover and will take foot traffic. I have some growing in a raised bed to encourage it to spread. I plan to redo my front yard walkway and will have a narrow area between it and the wall of the raised bed. That area will have various ground cover plants including Armeria (Sea Thrift) and Leptinella (Brass buttons). I've chosen these so when small children "need" to see the fish in my very small 50 gallon pond they won't hurt them by stepping on them.
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Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Jul 30, 2016 10:01 AM CST
How is this adorable plant doing through the summer heat?
👀😁😂 - SMILE! -☺😎☻☮👌✌∞☯🐣🐦🐔🐝🍯🐾
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☕👓 The only way to succeed is to try.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 30, 2016 10:11 AM CST

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The armeria seems to thrive the summer heat of July and August. It gets water once a week during that time. And it stays in that beautiful tight mound in full sun. I have seen this one grown in partial shade or filtered sun and it seems to fall apart in the middle under those conditions.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Aug 3, 2016 11:40 AM CST
I love armeria.It just refuses to grow here.
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Aug 11, 2016 11:22 PM CST
@purpleinopp

It is doing great....I still have it in a pot and I have been a very bad plant mommy this year. One of the reason I have not posted any pot pics. (I have not kept up with the watering).

This has been the worst summer I can remember. It is so hot and humid and not a drop of rain and I do not want to even go outside. Not the summer I am use to having in my zone.

I give this plant 5 stars. It does not care it is sitting in a dry pot in blazing sun and heat and no water.
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purpleinopp
Aug 12, 2016 4:51 AM CST
Ugh, so sorry! It sounds like you had the same summer as here. No rain for 5 weeks, 90+ every day. What a great little plant to enjoy that!
👀😁😂 - SMILE! -☺😎☻☮👌✌∞☯🐣🐦🐔🐝🍯🐾
🍀👒☀🍄🍍🌱🌿🌴🎄👣🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻🌽🏡🍃🍂🌾🌿🍁❦❧ 🍃🍁🍂🌾🌻🌺🌸🌼🌹🌳🌲
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Name: Laurie Basler
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
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lauriebasler
Sep 20, 2016 10:52 PM CST
I am having this, the moment I can plant again next spring. Oh sea thrift is a pure joy to have around. One of my very favorites.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 21, 2016 8:29 AM CST

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Laurie you will love it. And it should do really well for you in Western Washington.

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