Zones: 3-8 (Zones 9,10 site in cool area). Nifty Thrifty is a mini sea thrift with a compact and clumping habit. It has deep pink pom pom flowers and the leaves have a green and white variegation. Nifty Thrifty is best grown in infertile, dry, well-drained soils in full sun. Foliage mounds tend to rot in the center if grown in moist, fertile soils or in heavy clay. Good drainage is essential. Deadhead spend flower stems to encourage additional bloom.