Limoniums are the most popular Mediterranean flowering plants for dried flower arrangements. They bear clusters of tiny papery petalled flowers in many colours.
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Do not over-water. The flowers should not come into contact with water.
Feed every 2 weeks with all purpose fertilizer in Summer.
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.
Limoniums are garden flowers and need full sun.
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.
Limoniums are easy plants to grow, they prefer warm weather and slightly dry conditions.
Mixed borders, rock gardens, cut flower garden and dried flower arrangements.
Any well drained garden soil.
Scientists were able to revive a flowering plant from the fossilized fruit found in the stomach of an Arctic ground squirrel who was trapped in ice around 32,000 years ago.