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Limonium sinuatum

Sea lavender

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height0.3m to 0.7m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.35m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourPink, white-green, blue-purple
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Limonium sinuatum (Sea lavender). They are half-hardy biennials, they produce extremely long-lasting flowers, which are small and clustered on a many-branched stem. If you want to dry the flowers, cut them before the flowers open and tie the stems together in bunches. You can hang them by their stems in a cool dry place that is not exposed to sunlight.

Characteristics

Annual, Perennial or Biennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Shrub

Other common names

Statice

Origin

Mediterranean

Interest and use

Cutting bed, Dried arrangements, borders, walls, rock garden

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are easily grown in full sun with well-drained, sandy soil. They are tolerance to sea spray and low rainfall this makes them a good choice for seaside and low-maintenance, You can propagate by division in the spring or from seed in early spring or autumn.

Propagation

Annual sow then plant out

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to powdery mildew.

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