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Sea Thrift

Scientific name

Armeria maritima


Sea Thrift is an attractive perennial wildflower species that typically grows between 15 and 30 cm in height. The leaves are dark green colored, linear and grass like, and appear in dense clumps. The flowers are showy, tiny, pink to white colored, appear in globular clusters on slender stalks, and blooms between April and May. The flowers are beneficial to pollinator species, including butterflies and bees. It is hardy, easy to grow, and low maintenance.

Planting conditions

Sea Thrift grows best in dry to normal conditions with full sun exposure. It prefers well-drained sand, loam, or rocky soil types. It is tolerant of drought, shallow rocky soil, nutrient poor soil, and salt. It is intolerant of wet, poorly drained areas and clay. This wildflower can be naturally found on rocky slopes and in saline coastal areas.


  • Plant height:
    • Max 1.5m
    • Max 2m
    • Max 3m
    • Any
  • Moisture level:
    • Dry
    • Normal
  • Light conditions:
    • Full sun
  • Soil type:
    • Sandy
    • Loamy
    • Rocky
  • pH:
    • Normal
  • Depth:
    • Potted
  • Plant type:
    • Wildflower
  • Height:
    • 15-30 cm
  • Spread:
    • 2 m