Sea Lavender Flower Seeds Packet

$2.35

SKU: SELAVE
Barcode: 843458152750

Add a splash of color to your garden all summer with this easy-to-grow cut flower. Its vibrant blooms attract pollinators and are perfect for fresh or dried arrangements, providing long-lasting beauty.

  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Genus: Limonium
  • Species: Sinensis
  • Plant Height/Width: 24-30"
  • Season: Blooms June - Sept
  • Exposure: Sun
  • Difficulty: Easy

Step One: Timing

When to start?

  • plant after danger of last frost.

Step Two: Starting

Where to start and how to sow?

  • Transplant (recommended): Sow into 50-cell flats or preferred seedling container 5-6 weeks before planting outside. Light aids germination; cover just enough to hold seeds in place. Harden off plants and transplant out after danger of frost. Note: Providing temperatures of 60°F (16°C) for 1-2 weeks after the seedlings emerge encourages rooting.
  • Direct sow: into prepared seed beds after all danger of frost, in groups of 3-4 seeds spaced 18-24 in. apart. Thin to the strongest plant.

Step Three: Growing

How to keep happy?

  • Statice prefer warm weather and sandy soils, but will tolerate any well-draining soil provided it is not too rich with nutrients.
  • They like phosphrous and potassium to keep up the beautiful blooms.

Sea Lavender

Also known as sea-lavender, statice, caspia, or marsh-rosemary, Limonium species are not related to lavenders or rosemary at all. Instead, they belong to Plumbaginaceae, the plumbago or leadwort family. Floral designers often use Limonium in fresh or dry arrangements as an ideal accent flower. With a long vase life, Limonium can retain its color for extended periods, even when dry, thanks to its paper-like calyxes, often blue or purple. Even after the true flowers have fallen, these calyxes remain vivid, earning Limonium the nickname "everlasting flower."

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Drying out flowers

Hung upside down in bunches, limonium makes a dried flower that lasts for years.

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Drying out flowers

Hung upside down in bunches, limonium makes a dried flower that lasts for years.

The Brief and Glorious History of the Sea Lavender

Limonium, commonly known as sea lavender, is a resilient coastal plant with ornamental and symbolic significance. Historically used for medicinal purposes in Europe, it now graces gardens as a decorative element. Its name reflects its habitat in salt meadows, and its wavy stems add to its allure. As a symbol of remembrance and longing, it holds sentimental value, particularly in floral arrangements. With its origins in the Mediterranean, Limonium thrives in harsh, salty conditions, making it a fitting addition to coastal landscapes.