General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Beach Front
Xeriscapic
Alpine Gardening
Uses: Provides winter interest
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Squirrels
Tolerates dry shade
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Toxicity: Other: all parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Hybrids will not come true from seed.
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Other: Division should be done in late summer. Lift the plant and cut into separate plants with a sharp knife, making sure that each piece has healthy roots. Plant and water in.
Pollinators: Beetles
Moths and Butterflies
Flies
Bumblebees
Bees
Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
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Common names
  • Sea Thrift
  • Thrift seapink
  • Common Thrift
  • Sea Pink

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Date: 2012-04-04
Location: St Louis - Missouri Botanical Garden
Date: 2023-05-08
Location: Switzerland, in my garden
Date: 2017-05-12
Location: Meise botanical garden
Date: 2022-05-17
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2012-06-07
Location: Oregon coast, south of Lincoln City
Date: Aug 16, 2012
Growing in natural habitat, during drought of summer.
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2013-05-17
Location: Holladay, UT

Date: 2012-05-05

Date: 2012-04-26
Location: Hortus Botanicus Akureyensis - Akureya - Iceland
Date: 2019-07-29

Date: 2010-06-06
Photo courtesy of: Colin-47
Location: West coast Wales UK
Date: 2009-07-20
Location: West coast Wales UK
Date: 2009-07-20

Date: 2011-01-20
Photo courtesy of: Dick Culbert
Location: Hamilton Square Perennial Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2014-03-02

Photo courtesy of Joy Creek Nursery
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Cedarhome, Washington

 Courtesy Outsidepride
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Photo by threegardeners
Location: Holladay, UT

Date: 2012-04-26
Location: Ohio
This is the sweetest little tuft of grass when it's not in bloom
Location: West coast Wales UK
Date: 2009-07-20
Location: West coast Wales UK
Date: 2009-07-20
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2013-05-04
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2013-05-04
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Comments:
  • Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Apr 22, 2012 2:31 PM concerning plant:
    Honey bees get nectar and pollen from this plant.
  • Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on Dec 3, 2013 9:55 AM concerning plant:
    Native in the Pacific Northwest. Blooms profusely in spring, then sporadically throughout summer. I found mine to be fairly short-lived, just kind of petered out after several years. It was also prone to grass weeds which were difficult to differentiate from the thrift and tedious to remove.
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