Sea Lavender. Herbaceous Perennial Flower
Also known as Statice, Statice Plumbago
Synonym: Statice latifolia
Tolerant of droughty soil, this sun-loving perennial delivers dense clouds of blue to pink-purple flowers rising above dark green basal rosettes. Delicate and airy in the garden and as a dried flower.
Shade from hot afternoon sun in very hot climates.
tolerates droughty soil
requires well-drained soil
Also tolerates salt.
3 to 9
May be only marginally hardy in Zone 3.
Height: 1.5 to 2.5 feet
Spread: 1 to 1.5 feet
Foliage color: dark green
Foliage texture: medium
Shape: cushion, mound or clump
Leaves form a basal rosette.
Shape in flower: flower stalks with upright spikes
Tiny flowers borne in masses on tough, wiry stems that rise above the foliage.
How to plant:
Propagate by seed, division or separation – Sow seeds in the spring, barely covering them. Plants take 3 to 4 years to establish.
Make root cuttings in early spring.
Difficult to divide. Divide in very early spring. Use care, as the roots are long and easily damaged.
Maintenance and care:
Provide space between plants for adequate air circulation to reduce diseases.
Usually does not need staking.
Deadhead to prolong bloom. Leave the attractive stems and flower heads for fall and winter interest, and cut back in spring.
Plants don’t need dividing. Leave clumps undisturbed except to propagate.
More growing information: How to Grow Perennials
Usually not a problem.
Leaf and flower spots
Crown and root rots