Statice or Limonium sinuatum Pink
We grow statice for their airy, but strong stems to add to bouquets. It’s an easy-to-grow plant that you can also dry very well, and use as a dried flower in the winter. The colors of the flowers preserve very well and the stems are very strong. This pink Limonium is a cut flower type but you can also use this plant in the garden!
Planting information to grow Limonium Pink from seed:
Plant type: half-hardy annual
Height: 70-90 cm
Position: full sun
Start: 6 weeks before the last frost
Number of days until plants bloom: 100 – 120
Distance between the plants: 30 to 40 cm
Pinching: not required
Germination: 7-14 days 18-24°C
Number of seeds per pack: 50
How do I grow Limonium plants from seed?
You can start Limonium sinuatum seeds 4 to 6 weeks before your last expected frost date. You can start them in 77 cell seed trays or bigger. If you start them in small cells you will have to pot them over to larger pots, but the initial space to germinate seeds is much smaller, taking less space. As soon as you have acclimatized the plants to outdoor conditions for a few days and the danger of frost has passed you can plant them out into the garden. Support is not needed but it will keep the plants tidier. If you like to use the flowers as cut flowers you can cut them when the flowers are about to open. If you pick the flowers too soon they will not open in the vase. Flowers will stay fresh for more than 10 days!
75 – 90 cm