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Limonium sinuatum (Statice)

Wavyleaf Sea Lavender, Sea Lavender, Statice, Notch Leaf Marsh Rosemary, Sea Pink


One of the most popular dried flowers available, Limonium sinuatum (Statice) is an erect, short-lived perennial or biennial, often grown as an annual. It boasts dense clusters of papery, funnel-shaped flowers in summer and early fall. Borne on winged flower stems, the blossoms feature white corollas and showy calyces in shades of violet, lavender, pink, rose, orange, yellow and white. They rise from a rosette of sinuately lobed basal leaves. Their dry, papery petals retain their color well, making them an excellent choice for fresh cut flowers or dried arrangements. Attractive to bees, butterflies and other pollinators, Sea lavender is a relatively easy perennial to cultivate, with few cultural needs. Statice is a good choice for coastal gardens since it is salt tolerant. Excellent for mixed borders, rock gardens, cutting gardens too.

  • Grows up to 12-18 in. tall (30-45 cm) and 9-12 in. wide (18-30 cm).
  • Easy to grow, Statice performs best in full sun in dry to medium moisture, sandy loams,well-drained soils. Drought tolerant once established.
  • virtually pest and disease free. Keep an eye out for crown and root rot and make sure you provide good air circulation. Deer resistant.
  • Cut back after flowering
  • Propagate by seed sown in gentle heat in early spring. Germination can take as long as three weeks
  • Native to Northern Africa, western Asia, Europe.

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 10
Heat Zones 3 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A1, A2, A3, H1, H2
Plant Type Annuals, Perennials
Plant Family Limonium - Sea Lavender
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 9" – 1' (22cm – 30cm)
Spacing 9" – 12" (22cm – 30cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Salt
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Cutting Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 10
Heat Zones 3 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A1, A2, A3, H1, H2
Plant Type Annuals, Perennials
Plant Family Limonium - Sea Lavender
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 9" – 1' (22cm – 30cm)
Spacing 9" – 12" (22cm – 30cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Salt
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Cutting Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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