What is Sea Lavender?
Sea Lavender (Limonium perezii) also known as Statice is a tough evergreen clumping perennial. It is part of the Plumbaginaceae family and is native to the Canary Islands. Sea Lavender has a clumping almost shrub like habit with big oval leathery leaves. From Spring tall spikes appear with domed clusters of flowers. The clusters are large and dense and has the texture of paper. The flowers themselves are small and blue to mauve and white in colour.
Benefits of Growing Sea Lavender
Sea Lavender are very hardy and drought tolerant plants. They are idea for coastal and seaside gardens; water wise and outback gardens. They also fit into a mixed border or cottage garden. They make great cut flowers and can be used for dry and fresh arrangements; they hold their colour for a long period.
How to Grow Sea Lavender
Cool to mild tropical.
Height: 45-60cm, Width: 30-40cm
When To Plant Sea Lavender
Sandy, fertile and well drained soils.
How To Plant Sea Lavender
Plant in full sun, with the plant crown at soil level.
Sea Lavender Plant Care
Water regularly for the first 12 weeks until the plant establishes. Requires little water once established.
Mulch annually to suppress weeds and retain moisture.
Fertilise in Spring with a balance fertiliser while the flowers are developing.
Deadhead old flower stems to encourage new buds.
Divide the plant every three years or so to retain its vigour.
Watch out for snails, slugs and occasionally aphids.