Statice Sinuata mix - 50 seeds
Seeds for statice - Limonium sinuatum - can be started indoors several weeks before the last frost of the year. Start seeds indoors in trays with potting soil. Spread the seed over the soil, and cover with a thin layer of vermiculite or peat. You can store trays in a basement or in a cold greenhouse with natural lighting conditions. While this is a frost tolerant plant, wait to place your transplants outdoors once the temperatures remain 55 degrees or above.
Seeds can be planted direct after the danger of frost has passed. Spread seeds over a level raked area in your garden and sprinkle a light layer of peat over the seeds.
Plant your statice transplants or seeds in well draining rich soil infused with sand. Statice prefers full sun; so provide a bright, sunny location for the best possible blooms. Water your statice seeds and transplants every other day until the plants are well established. Once mature, your statice plant will be quite drought tolerant, so plan on watering only once or twice a week when it is full grown.
A water soluble fertilizer applied every other week will provide continuous nourishment to this constant bloomer. Your statice should begin to bloom in early summer and continue through late fall. You will probably enjoy blooms even after the first light frosts of the season. Or, cut a few blooms and bring them inside. They will last in a vase for up to two weeks. Cut a bundle of statice and hang to dry upside down for several days. You will be amazed at how fresh these flowers appear once they are dried.
In some regions, statice will behave like a perennial and return year after year. Statice can be divided and transplanted easily, so you can share with your statice-admiring friends.
Spacing : 12 - 14" (30 - 36cm)
Height : 24 - 30" (61 - 76cm)
Width : 12" (30cm)
Exposure : Sun
Characteristics: Heat Tolerant, Drought Tolerant, Winter Interest (regional), Low Maintenance, Attracts Butterflies
Blooming Season: Summer, Late Summer
Hardiness Degree: 40°F (4.4°C)