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PlantFiles: German Statice
Goniolimon tataricum

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Family: Plumbaginaceae (plum-baj-i-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Goniolimon (go-nee-oh-LY-mon) (Info)
Species: tataricum (tat-TAR-ee-kum) (Info)

Synonym:Limonium dumosum
Synonym:Goniolimon tataricum
Synonym:Statice dumosa
Synonym:Limonium tataricum

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Seed is poisonous if ingested
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Rose/Mauve
Silver/Gray

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Deciduous
Herbaceous

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Profile:

3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Grandmanestor On Jul 28, 2012, Grandmanestor from Jarvie
Canada wrote:

Started with four small plants. Put them in south facing flowerbed where they get little rainfall and I am not here enough to water them regularly. Despite no attention they have spread to fill completely a space 3 feet wide by ten feet long and continue to spread. Approximately one foot tall with lovely pale pink tiny flowers in large clusters that remain on the plant till the following spring when I break them off. Even snow cover does not hurt them. Throughout the summer I find I never have to water them yet they are thriving. I dug up runners to give to other people and they grew well for them also. I have had them now over ten years with temperatures down to -40 degrees below zero and have never lost any. Just recently found out what this plant was. Remarkable!!

Positive kooger On May 24, 2004, kooger from Oostburg, WI (Zone 5b) wrote:

Beautiful plant for drying. This one often stays green all winter, zone 4b, so it is very hardy. It can be difficult to transplant because of a long taproot but can be done - I have, twice. Take lots of dirt and water well with good drainage. An old plant would be much more difficult. The only drawback is the difficulty of separating the huge stiff 'flowerheads' - do so before they dry! I never cut this plant down in the fall and many years it stays green all winter in zone 4.

Positive lupinelover On Jan 31, 2003, lupinelover from Grove City, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

German statice is well worth growing, both in the garden and for fresh or dried bouquets. Make sure the soil is well-drained during the winter, otherwise liable to rot.

Neutral talinum On Sep 2, 2001, talinum from Kearney, NE (Zone 5a) wrote:

HP
More compact than L. latifolium and requires less staking. Sometimes forms a clump 3' across. Bears in summer large panicles of silvery-grey, everlasting flowers. The tiny true flowers fall off, leaving the calyces.
It is a popular florists' flower.
Suitable for drying.

Water only when soil is dry and feed once annually. Plants grown in fertile soil may require staking.

Cut back to ground level in autumn. Do not move.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Denver, Colorado
Plainfield, Illinois
Inwood, Iowa
Ceresco, Michigan
Beacon, New York
Wappingers Falls, New York
Lebanon, Oregon
Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
Carlton, Washington
La Farge, Wisconsin



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