Limonium latifolium seeds – (Sea Lavender)

$4.10

Limonium Latifolium is one of the best flowers for using as a cut flower. It is an easy care plant , which is tolerant of drought once it is established, and brings an airy, misty texture to the border.

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Description

Limonium latifolium is a very popular plant .  It  has  a large profusion of dainty lavender- blue flowers which are held in panicles  in mid to late summer. Plants will produce a number of stems, and the overall effect is billowing and delicate. The flowers are attractive to butterflies.

The foliage is borne in a low mound and the leaves are leathery. The plant does not like being disturbed, so divide or lift only when really necessary.

The plant  likes ordinary soil which is  well drained and slightly on the dry side. It is an easy care plant. Once established the plant is very tolerant of hot dry spots.

Deadhead the flowers to encourage further flower production.

It makes a lovely dried flower. To dry, stems should be cut just as the flowers begin to open, and hung upside down in a warm, dark place.

Sowing advice

Sow indoors at any time outdoors after frost has passed. 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

Sea lavender

Family

Plumbaginaceae

Maximum Height

60 cm

Number of seeds in packet

approx 30