Gardening tips and more from KIRO Radio's Ciscoe Morris
Ciscoe Morris

Plant of the Week: Armeria

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Cotton lily called thrift or sea pink, Armeria is a compact low growing plant that resembles a tuft of grass. It resembles a tuft of grass until mid-Spring. It's covered with 1/2 inch, highly attractive globe-like flowers that butterflies can't resist! This tought native of the San Juan Islands is perfect for the hottest, sunniest part of you garden and rarely needs water. Remove the spent blossoms as soon as flowering is over - and you'll get a second and sometimes even a third set of those lovely blooms in a season!" - Ciscoe

Key Feature: Rock garden plant

Plant Type: Perennial

Light Needs: Full sun

Growth Rate: Moderate

Water Needs: Needs regular watering - weekly, or more in extreme heat

Average Landscape Size: Moderate growing 8 to 10 in. tall, clumps 1 ft. wide.

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