Hi Plant peeps. How are you dealing with our new normal? I hope you're keeping healthy and finding lots to do. Hopefully the weather has been decent and you're getting outside.
Last Friday, I went to Costco. The Corona-hoopla wasn't terrible and was made all the better when I spotted plants. I don't typically buy plants at Costco because they're just standard fare. But when I spotted these Armeria I grabbed one.
This species Armeria juniperifolia (or SpanishThrift) is different than what we typically see for sale-- A. maritima or Sea Thrift. In my opinion, this plant is way better. The leaves are smaller and the overall effect of the plant is a much tighter ball of foliage when not in bloom.
Perfect for a rock garden or trough, of which I have several.
Check out the Ameria juniperifoia growing in one of those beds (below).
This plant is a few years old. It puts out its main flush of flowers now but it will flower intermittently throughout the summer.
How cute is this? With the gardener's rule of when-it-works-repeat-it, I'm going to tuck my new Armeria plants wherever I can find room...
And there you have it, my plant of the week, Armeria juniperifolia or Spanish Thrift. Thank you for visiting and happy spring! Keep healthy.