Statice is a Mediterranean native herb that has been grown since the 17th century both for its lovely flowers and its medicinal properties. Statice is a favorite of florists because the lovely clusters of flowers last an extremely long time after they are cut.
Papery flowers are considered to be ‘everlasting’ flowers because they dry so well and their colors do not fade when they are dried. Limonium plants bear huge amounts of flowers that are sweetly fragrant.
They can tolerate heat, dryness, & coastal conditions with ease, They grow quickly, so while they are not hardy in most zones, they are a very popular choice as an annual in cooler climates. They are also deer resistant.
Name: Purple Statice Other Common Names: Sea Lavender / Wavyleaf Sea Lavender / Miller Statice / Notchleaf Statice Scientific Name: Limonium sinuatum Color: Lavender Blue Sepals With White Petals Plant Seeds: Outdoors After Frost / Indoors Weeks Before Last Frost Bloom Time: Mid Summer - Frost Hardiness Zone: 8 - 10 (or Often Grown as an Annual in Cooler Climates) Plant Height: 24 - 32" Plant Spacing: 16 - 20" Light Requirements: Sun Soil & Water Preferences: Average - Dry