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Plant Guide

Limonium sinuatum

Common Name
Statice/Sea Lavender
CA Native
Non-native
Plant Type
Perennial
Size
18 - 24" x 15"
Flower Color
Purple, Pink, White
Bloom Time
  • Fall
  • Summer
Leaves
Evergreen
Deciduous
Deer Resistant
Rarely Damaged
Wildlife Value
  • Bees
  • Butterfly & Other Insect Nectar
Growth Rate
Moderate
Hardiness
Hardy
Adverse Growth Factors
None
Special Features
  • Low Maintenance
  • Showy Flowers
Water Use
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Low
Soil pH
6.5-7.5 (neutral)
Exposure
  • Full Sun
Soil Type
Not Particular
Drainage
Good Drainage
Description and Cultural Plant Tips

This mounding clump type perennial haslarge, dark green leaves with small blue and purple flowers that form clusters above the leaves. Flowers dry well and are a great additiion to dried flower arrangements. Also these flowers have a long vase life. Looks good with pink coneflowers and white or pink Gaura. 

Plant slightly higher than soil grade in a sunny part of the garden. Grows best in neutral soils but will also grow in alkaline soils. Leaves can become dry and unattractive easily, especially if underwatered, but does not affect the flowers. Plant in the mid-border and put shorter plants (such as Coreopsis grandiflora 'Early Sunrise') in front of it to hide the leaves.

A welcome nectar source for bees.

No significant pests or diseases. However, they are somewhat susceptible to Blackspot if located in a damp area.

 

Master Gardener Comments

I use this plant in my perennial garden not only for the added color it provides but also for cut  and dry flower arrangements.

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