Statice (Limonium Sinuatum blue) 70 seeds (#1709)

Product Description

Famous as an everlasting flower, statice or sea lavender is most often grown by flower designers and crafters who treasure its dry, papery blooms. The plant is native to warm Mediterranean regions where it may remain perennial if conditions are sufficiently mild. But, a light frost will spell the end of its plant life.
This fast grower begins the season as a rosette of deeply lobed, hairy, narrow leaves. The plant is easily grown from seed.
As temperatures warm, statice sends up stiff, branched, winged stems topped with clusters of small light blue flowers. The flowers appear from summer into fall and will keep blooming as the mature stems are cut. The dry, colorful calyces retain their form and color long after the entire stem has been cut and dried. If left uncut they will eventually turn brown.
The planting period depends on which area to plants. In Western Europe, it is common to plant from December through to April, whereby specially the December planting generates flowering for early spring, when flower prices usually are higher.
In the Mediterranean area, it is recommended to plant in fall thus benefitting a good winter yield. In countries around the equator, year-round planting is possible.
Info source: Learn2grow.com, Royal Van Zanten
Approximately 70 seeds in 0.3g packet.

Genus - Limonium
Species - Sinuatum
Variety - blue
Common name - Statice
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 4 - 9
Height - 0,60 - 0,70 m
Spread - 0,30 m
Plant type - Annual or Perennial Flower
Exposure - Full Sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Neutral
Soil type - Loam, Sand
Water requirements - Average
Landscape uses - Bedding Plant, Cutflower, Dried Flower/Everlasting, Mixed Border
Bloom season - July - October
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Light blue

GERMINATION INSTRUCTIONS
The planting period depends on which area to plants. In Western Europe, it is common to plant from December through to April, whereby specially the December planting generates flowering for early spring, when flower prices usually are higher.
In the Mediterranean area, it is recommended to plant in fall thus benefitting a good winter yield. In countries around the equator, year-round planting is possible.
Sow seeds outdoors where desired after frost danger has passed or, preferably, indoors 8 to 10 weeks before the last spring frost.
Sow on the moist surface, tamp it and cover with plastic or glass. Keep in light (no direct sunlight) position.
Germination temperature: +18-+20C
Days to emergence: 14 to 21