Armeria 'Ballerina'

Armeria 'Ballerina'

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SKU 31541
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Key Characteristics

5 - 9

Mature Height

14 IN

Mature Width

16 IN

Sun / Shade

Full Sun, Part Shade

Moisture Level

Dry, Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy, Sandy

Description / Armeria 'Ballerina'

With larger, longer-lasting flowers than the more familiar A. maritima cultivars, this Thrift is a low-maintenance pleasure for sunny to lightly shaded gardens. The 1-inch pompons of deepest red make stellar fresh or dried cut-flowers, and if deadheaded promptly after its heavy spring bloom, this plant will repeat intermittently all summer.

Winner of the 2009 Fleuroselect Gold Medal award, Ballerina Red is gloriously colorful and productive. Its blooms make long-lasting cuts, and really stand out in the sun-soaked garden. The foliage is evergreen on compact plants, perfect for edging as well as the front of the border.

Ballerina Red is best in sunny, dry conditions. It makes a fine addition to a rockery, and doesn't mind soil that dries out a bit between waterings. Deadhead promptly for heaviest rebloom. Zones 5-9.

Product Details

Item Form 1-Quart
Genus Armeria
Species pseudarmeria
Variety 'Ballerina Red'
Product Classification Perennials, Plants
Habit Upright
USDA Zone Low 5
USDA Zone High 9
Sun / Shade Full Sun, Part Shade
Bloom Color Red
Max Bloom Size 1.00
Bloom Season Start Early Spring
Bloom Season End Late Summer
Foliage Color Medium Green
Resistance Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Characteristics Award Winner, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Ever Blooming, Flower, Free Bloomer, Needs Deadheading, Repeat Bloomer
Uses Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Outdoor
Zone 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
State Shipping Restrictions GU, HI, PR, VI

Customer Reviews

Beautiful flowers, but will not tolerate a lot of rain
Review by LPTaylor
Living in an area that gets a lot of rain (eastern NC), I kept this plant in a clay pot so the soil could dry out easily, and it still rotted after about 6 weeks. Maybe I should have used cactus, palm & citrus mix instead of regular potting soil. While the flowers are beautiful, if you live in a climate similar to mine, this probably isn't the best plant for you.

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