Seathrift, Armeria maritime, also known as Sea Pink, Common Thrift, and Thrift, is a perennial which can be found in Europe and South America as well as here in North America. It favors coastal areas and seems to be very much at home in the natural rock gardens that are so prominent along our bluffs. It is a very hardy little plant - tolerating drought, salt spray, wind, rain, and direct sun.

seathrift

Seathrift

Look for Seathrift along the bluff top trail mixed in with Footsteps of Spring, Sea Daisies, Lupin and the succulents. You will find quite a range of coloration depending on soil type and growing conditions, but pink appears to be it's favorite color. Our Seathrift blooms March through August.

About all this little plant asks is a well drained location and plenty of sunshine.