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Limonium sinuatum

Family: Plumbaginaceae (plum-baj-i-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Limonium (lim-OH-nee-um) (Info)
Species: sinuatum (sin-yoo-AY-tum) (Info)
Synonym:Statice sinuata
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Category:

Annuals

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Red

Coral/Apricot

Pale Yellow

Violet/Lavender

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

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

Regional

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

Marion, Arkansas

Eureka, California

Merced, California

San Diego, California

Woodland, California

Keystone Heights, Florida

Barbourville, Kentucky

Liberty, North Carolina

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Columbia, South Carolina

Austin, Texas

Salt Lake City, Utah

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Dec 19, 2014, LizaR from Gap, PA wrote:

Very easy to grow from seed. Makes and excellent cut and/ or dried flower. I'm in zone 6 and started mine indoors about 8 weeks before last frost. Planted out in late April and had blooms in mid June. Not the most attractive plant when not in bloom, but once they bloom they are fantastic and will keep blooming until first frost. I have grown Apricot Beauty, Purple Attraction, Blue River, Iceberg White and QIS yellow. The QIS series is the one most florists use for cutting and prefer to grow. There is also a beautiful Sunset Mix that some seed companies are now carrying. Mine did like to be fed, I used Blossom Booster by Miracle Gro. But these plants really need no maintenance and like it hot and dry, and prefer sandy soils.

Positive

On Jul 6, 2007, pford1854 from Marion, AR (Zone 7b) wrote:

These seeds were some of the very first to sprout. Once transplanted into the garden, the plant grew to about the size of a large dinner plate. More and more leaves, very flat, and stayed very close to the ground, in a circle. I really thought that the plants weren't going to do anything else, and then finally, center sprouts popped up. They were flat, four sided sprouts -- almost looked like a type of cactus, and then at the tip, dividing into many flower heads. More and more sprouts from the center of the plant. A real UNIQUE plant, but a nice addition to my garden. The flowers have a strong, almost 'sweet-rotten' smell to me, so doesn't smell real nice.

Positive

On May 2, 2005, ladyannne from Merced, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

Much easier to grow that I ever thought, making me wonder why I did not try this earlier. A fantastic addition to flower bouquet your the garden. The leaves can become dry and unattractive easily, especially if underwatered, which does not affect the flower at all.

Positive

On Jan 18, 2005, pokerboy from Canberra
Australia (Zone 8b) wrote:

A very tough plant that provides masses of beautiful flowers. pokerboy.

Positive

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

Grow statice in full sun for lots of outstanding everlasting flowers. They come in a wide range of colors and bi-colors.