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
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
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Beach Front
Alpine Gardening
Uses: Provides winter interest
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
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
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
Common names
  • Sea Thrift
  • Thrift seapink
  • Common Thrift
  • Sea Pink

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  • 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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piksihk On January 7, 2019 Seeds sown
Catmint20906 On April 11, 2015 Obtained plant
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