Growing Guide
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Annual Flower

Limonium sinuatum
Plumbaginaceae Family

One of the most popular dried flowers available, Statice’s vivid, papery blooms provide color both in the garden and in home decorating projects.

Site Characteristics
  • full sun

Soil conditions:

  • tolerates droughty soil
  • requires well-drained soil
Prefers warm weather and slightly dry conditions.
Plant Traits

Lifecycle: annual

Ease-of-care: easy

Height: 1 to 2 feet

Spread: 0.75 to 1.25 feet

Bloom time:

  • late summer
  • early fall
  • mid-fall

Flower color:

  • orange
  • yellow
  • blue
  • violet
  • white
  • pink

Foliage color:

  • medium green
  • dark green

Foliage texture: medium

Shape: cushion, mound or clump

Leaves form dense, low-growing rosettes.

Shape in flower: flower stalks with upright spikes

The delicate, papery flowers are borne in racemes on tall, tough stems.

Special Considerations
Special characteristics:
  • deer resistant
  • non-aggressive
  • non-invasive
  • not native to North America - Mediterranean
Special uses:
  • cut flowers
  • dried flowers - Cut the flowers when in full bloom and hang in a warm, dry area for drying.
Growing Information
How to plant:

Propagate by seed - Sow seeds outdoors where desired after frost danger has passed or, preferably, indoors 8 to 10 weeks before the last spring frost.

Germination temperature: 70 F

Days to emergence: 14 to 21

Maintenance and care:
Pinch back for bushier plants. Do not overwater.

More growing information: How to Grow Annuals

‘Pacific’ Series: vivid, colorful blooms in shades of blue, purple, pink, white and yellow.

‘Turbo’ Series: compact, dense plants with flowers in all of the available statice shades.

‘Petite Bouquet’ Mix: 1’ tall dwarfs are perfect for containers and small growing spaces. Flowers in shades of pink, blue, yellow, and white.