Statice Seeds - Sea Lavender Flower Seed

Statice Seeds - Sea Lavender

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Flower Specifications

Season: Perennial

USDA Zones: 3 - 9

Height: 24 inches

Bloom Season: Late spring and summer

Bloom Color: Violet blue

Environment: Full sun

Soil Type: Moist, well-drained, loamy, pH 5.8 - 7.2

Deer Resistant: Yes

Planting Directions

Temperature: 68F

Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days

Light Required: Yes

Depth: Do not cover the seed but press into the soil

Sowing Rate: 3 - 4 seeds per plant

Moisture: Keep seed moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 20 inches

Care & Maintenance: Statice

Statice Sea Lavender

Statice (Limonium Latifolia Sea Lavender) - This perennial is a great addition to the flower bed or border. It grows easily from Statice seeds, and once established, it is low-maintenance and very rewarding. In late spring, the plant sends up 12 - 24 inch stems that branch out and produce lovely clouds of tiny 1/8 inch violet-blue flowers that resemble baby's breath. Statice Sea Lavender is a great plant for bouquets with its long-lasting airy cloud of blooms. To dry the blooms, cut the flowers when the blooms are three-quarters open and hang upside down in a dark area. Sea Lavender retains its color when dried and is often used a fabric dye. Indians used this as a tonic to control diarrhea. A synonymous botanical name is Limonium platyphyllum. The Sea Lavender herb is used medicinally as a powerful astringent.

Sow Statice seeds indoors 8 - 10 weeks before the last frost date, and the seeds will germinate in 14 - 21 days. Transplant the Statice seedling when it has at least two sets of true leaves and danger of frost has passed. Space seedlings 20 inches apart in full sun and in a light, well-drained, sandy soil. Directly sowing Sea Lavender herb seeds outdoors in early spring will work as well. Germination will take a few days longer. Sea Lavender is very tolerant of drought, heat, and salt spray. Statice Sea Lavender plants can also be divided in spring. Sea Lavender care includes deadheading spent blooms to promote continued blooming. It is a very easy-to-maintain plant.