Limonium caspium ‘Dazzling Blue’ -(Statice)

$4.00

This plant is very easy care, with large pannicles of airy blue flowers in the summer. It is a good garden subject which blends well with other flowering plants.

Description

This plant flowers the first year from seed. It has tall stately branching panicles of airy blue gyphsophila – like  flowers which float above a mound of large flat leaves. Like all limoniums the flowers are great for cutting and drying. Deadhead to prolong the flowering display.  It fits in well with other border plants and lends a lightness to the flower display.

It likes full sun and ordinary soil which is on the dry side  and well drained

It is hardy and requires very little maintenance. Plants which are already growing well can be divided in spring.

Sowing advice

Sow indoors in  Spring. Surface sow onto moist well-drained compost. Cover with vermiculite or a light sprinkling of compost. Ideal temp. 18-24°C. Germination takes 7-14 days. Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle to 8cm pots and grow on in cooler conditions. Acclimatise and plant out once danger of frost has passed with 50cm spacing.

Additional information

Classification

Hardy Perennial

Common Name

Statice

Family

Plumbaginaceae

Maximum Height

90 cm

Number of seeds in packet

approx 30