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Thrift is found growing wild on sea cliffs and mountain sides. It is a tough little plant with short, tufty foliage. In this planting combination its bright pink, long-stemmed flowers provide a focal point from late-spring to summer. The low-growing alpine phloxes are covered in blooms from late-spring to early summer, as is the glossy mat of saxifrage.
Fill the container two thirds with compost and grit.
Place the thrift centrally and surround it with both alpine phloxes, which will tumble towards the front, and saxifrage, which provides a dense cushion of green beneath the flowers.
Alpine plants thrive in well-drained soil so plant them in a pot filled with a free-draining multi-purpose compost with extra grit added.