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Limonium vulgare

Common sea lavender

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Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Height0.2m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourPale purple

Description

Limonium vulgare (Common sea lavender). A spreading branched perennial clump from South and West Europe. Leaves are spoon-shaped or spathulate and the flowers are produced in spikes and are pale purple in early summer till autumn.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Herbaceous

Other common names

Sea lavender

Origin

Britain, S & W Europe

Interest and use

Seaside and low-maintenance.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium, Sandy
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are easily grown in full sun with well-drained, sandy soil. They are tolerant to sea spray and low rainfall this makes them a good choice for seaside and low-maintenance.

Propagation

Propagate by division in the spring or from seed in early spring or autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to powdery mildew.

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