Growing Statice

Botanical Name:

Limonium

Life Cycle:

perennial

Planting Time:

spring

Height:

2 1/2' to 3'

Exposure:

full sun

Soil:

average to rich, well-drained soil with a neutral pH; salt tolerant

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Hardiness:

zones 4-11 depending on variety

Bloom Time:

spring and summer

Flower:

variety of colors in large, dense clusters of papery blooms

Foliage:

gray-green

Propagation:

seeds, cuttings, and division

Suggested Use:

beds, borders, seaside gardens, cut flowers, and dried flowers

Growing Hints:

Start seeds indoors 6 to 8 weeks prior to last frost date or sow directly outdoors in spring after danger of frost has passed. Plants may be divided in the spring or cuttings can be taken when dormant in mid-winter and grown in pots indoors or in a cold frame until transplanted in the spring. Statice is easy to grow and makes an excellent choice for use in fresh or dried flower arrangements.

Interesting Facts:

Statice is resistant to deer.

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