Sea thrift is a circumpolar species found along coastlines from the Pacific Northwest, Canada, and Northern Europe. It is best adapted to harsh coastal sand dunes and cliffs, it’s extremely salt tolerant, and is a great species for tough sites, especially xeriscaping, rock gardens, and green roofs.
The leaves of sea thrift are small and grass-like, while powder-puff magenta flowers spring from wiry stems. Its a compact perennial, growing to about 10 inches in height.
Ours is the true Northwest native (not a cultivated variety) sustainably harvested from coastal seed plots on Whidbey Island in Washington.