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Limonium sinuatum ‘Fortress’

Sea lavender

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to September
  • Height0.35m to 0.65m
  • Spread0.2m
  • Growth HabitOpen branched
  • Flower ColourPink, yellow, blue
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Limonium sinuatum ‘Fortress’ (Sea lavender). This upright, bushy, annual bears lance-shaped, dark green leaves. Clusters of small, tubular flowers in shades of pink, yellow or blue are borne in summer and early autumn.

Characteristics

Annual, Deciduous or Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Mediterranean

Interest and use

Cutting bed, dried arrangements, border

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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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