If you have a hot, dry spot with excellent drainage, you must give Armeria, or as its also called, "thrift" a try. A small, tidy plant, it covers itself with adorable bobbing flowers. It's a charming groundcover, edging plant, or rock garden feature. When planted in large groups, it forms a mat of attractive grassy foliage and colorful marble-size balls of flowers.
The Ballerina series is a low-maintenance pleasure for sunny to lightly shaded gardens. If deadheaded promptly after its heavy spring bloom, this plant will repeat intermittently all summer. Perfect for edging as well as the front of a border.
Height: 8-10 in.
Spread: 8-10 in.
Sun Exposure: Full Sun