If you have a hot, dry spot with excellent drainage, you must give thrift a try. A small, tidy plant, it covers itself with adorable bobbing pink 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.
Also called sea pink, this tough plant tolerates wind, sea spray, and is drought-tolerant. They do need well-drained soil to prevent root rot.
- Sun,Part Sun
- Plant Type:
- Plant Height:
- 4-15 inches tall
- Plant Width:
- 4-12 inches wide
- Bloom Time:
- Heaviest bloom is in spring with periodic bloom through summer and fall
- Landscape Uses:
- Containers,Beds & Borders,Slopes,Groundcover
- Special Features:
- Flowers,Attractive Foliage,Winter Interest,Cut Flowers,Drought Tolerant,Deer Resistant,Easy to Grow
Along a Path Garden Plan
Spring Rock Garden
Summer Rock Garden
Drought-Tolerant Slope Garden Plan
Season-Long Garden Plan
Grassy-looking thrift pairs well against aven's fuzzy leaves and big, bold flowers.Iris
The swordlike spears of iris mimic the grassy effect of thrift foliage. Peak bloom of thrift coincides with iris season.Catmint
The silvery foliage and clear blue blooms of catmint pair beautifully with thrift. Both produce their first flush of blooms at the same time in spring and continue the colorful show throughout the summer.
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