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Common thrift (Armeria maritima)
Photo by Kimberley Navabpour

Common thrift (Armeria maritima)

Native to: Coastal areas around the world. A.m. californica grows wild in California, Oregon, Washington, and B.C.

Looks like: Tiny pink pompoms above grassy foliage. Shear off faded blooms to keep it going.

Use it: To edge paths or borders, or in containers. Needs good drainage.

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