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Last updated 26/3/20 10:28.
Commonly known as Sea pink, Thrift
Genus of about 80 species of hummocky or cushion-forming evergreens.
The well-known sea pink, or thrift as depicted on the 1937 10-sided threepenny bit, treasured as a memory of coastal holidays.
Distributed widely on sea cliffs and in mountainous areas.
Alpine or rock plant - These plants prefer well drained soil and are generally dwarf in habit. - cushion-forming perennials.
Additional Features - Good to know - good for rock gardens, troughs or for the front of a border.
Pests & Diseases - under glass - red spider mites, aphids.
Place of origin - Turkey, Europe, northern Africa. North and South America.
Garden Location/Conditions - Rockery (inc alpine)
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - will also tolerate less fertile soil. Good drainage is required.
Wildlife - Bee friendly