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Armeria maritima (Mill.) Willd.
thrift seapink
ARMA6

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring, Summer, Fall
After Harvest Regrowth Rate
Bloat None
C:N Ratio High
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant Yes
Flower Color Purple
Flower Conspicuous Yes
Foliage Color Dark Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Porous
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous
Foliage Texture Fine
Fruit/Seed Color Brown
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes
Growth Form Bunch
Growth Rate Moderate
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet)
Height, Mature (feet) 0.9
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention Yes
Lifespan Moderate
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation None
Resprout Ability No
Shape and Orientation Erect
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils No
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance None
CaCO3 Tolerance Low
Cold Stratification Required No
Drought Tolerance Low
Fertility Requirement Medium
Fire Tolerance High
Frost Free Days, Minimum 110
Hedge Tolerance None
Moisture Use Medium
pH, Minimum 4.7
pH, Maximum 7.5
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum 10000
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum 19000
Precipitation, Minimum 32
Precipitation, Maximum 60
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 10
Salinity Tolerance Low
Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F) -28
Reproduction
Bloom Period Late Spring
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance Low
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Spring
Fruit/Seed Period End Summer
Fruit/Seed Persistence No
Propagated by Bare Root No
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container Yes
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings No
Propagated by Seed No
Propagated by Sod No
Propagated by Sprigs Yes
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound
Seed Spread Rate Slow
Seedling Vigor Low
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate Moderate
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product No
Fuelwood Product
Lumber Product No
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product Yes
Palatable Browse Animal Low
Palatable Graze Animal Low
Palatable Human No
Post Product No
Protein Potential Low
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 09/01/2014 04:30 PM MDT