The Sea pink which is also known as thrift plant, sea thrift plant and common thrift, is a low-growing perennial evergreen that is hardy in United States Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 4 through 8. The sea thrift plant is very easy to grow.

Furthermore, the sea thrift plant is a slow grower plant that produces beautiful sea pink flowers that are bright pink, red, white or violet. These round flowers really appear in clusters on top of the wiry and erect stems. The sea thrift plant is a dainty little plant that is native to central and southern Europe, it blooms from late spring to early summer. The sea thrift plant has over eighty species and the plant has been known to be used medicinally to treat obesity and epilepsy, and is also used as a sedative. Some of the cultivars that have longer stems also make lovely additions to fresh or dried bouquets.

Steps on how to grow the Sea Thrift plant in the garden
The sea thrift plant prefers a well-drained soil in full sun in northern climates and part-sun in the South. One of the best types of soil for the sea thrift plant is sandy and it does not need to be overly fertile. Soil that is too wet or fertile will really cause the sea thrift plant to rot. The sea thrift plant is also very salt tolerant and they are commonly grown by the ocean shore. Actually the mounding habit of this pretty plant lends itself well to rock gardens or flower bed edges. This plant is also a nice addition to any perennial bed or container garden. You can sow the seeds in the fall or divide mature plants in early fall or spring.   

How to care for the sea thrift plant
Like I said earlier growing the sea thrift plant is not difficult as long as you deadhead spent blooms frequently. The sea thrift plant is deer resistant and non-invasive, which really makes it an easy keeper in the home garden. Once the plant is established, the plant requires little watering. Any gardener who want to get the most optimal results in how to take care of the plants should not grow the plant in areas with a great deal of foot traffic.

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