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Sea Lavander/ Statice

English Name

Limonium Sinuatum

Scientific Name

Description

Limoniums are the most popular Mediterranean flowering plants for dried flower arrangements. They bear clusters of tiny papery petalled flowers in many colours.

Greece

Origin

Plumbaginaceae

Family

50°F - 77°F

Temperature (°F)

64°F - 70°F

Germination Temperature (°F)

10 days - 20 days

Germination Period

1'6" - 2'

Height (feet/inches)

Maximum: 1'

Spacing (feet/inches)

Annual

Life Cycle

Flower

Type

Summer & Autumn

Seasons

Colors

Watering

Do not over-water. The flowers should not come into contact with water.

Feeding

Feed every 2 weeks with all purpose fertilizer in Summer.

Germination

Sow seeds indoors in early Spring using seed and cutting compost. Just cover seeds with compost and put some newspapers on the seed tray. Seeds require total darkness to germinate. Or sow directly in garden after frost has passed.

Cultivation

Limoniums are garden flowers and need full sun.

Tips

Cut just before full bloom and hung into bunches upside down in a cool place away from sunlight, with good air circulation. The flowers dry between 7 to 14 days.

Care

Limoniums are easy plants to grow, they prefer warm weather and slightly dry conditions.

Decorate

Mixed borders, rock gardens, cut flower garden and dried flower arrangements.

Soil

Any well drained garden soil.



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