Statice flowers grow as a wildflower all over the world. Perhaps you are growing statice plants in your garden. Or, it can be found near a stream, or in a field nearby. Statice plants find the perfect home in salty marshes and arid or desert areas. So, it will be no surprise to you that this is one flower that tolerates a drought now and then. It is also called “Sea Lavender”.
Grow them as wildflowers or in containers or window boxes. Statice has airy sprays in strong yellow, rose, lavender, blue and white making an interesting garden accent. Wonderful everlasting, so easy to dry. As a dry flower, Statice keeps its color well in winter bouquets.
Did you know? Statice is also classified as an aromatic herb.
Flowers Bloom: Midsummer to Fall
Flower Colors: Shades of blue and purple are most common. There’s a wide variety of colors and shades.
Plant height: 12″ – 24″
Annuals and Perennials, Limonim Sinuatum
Statice is grown from seeds. The seeds can be directly planted into your flower garden after all danger of frost.
Seeds can also be started indoors, 6 – 8 weeks before the last frost in your area.
Garden Tip: For indoor starts, we recommend using a heated germination mat, to increase the speed of germination. And, it, results in a higher germination rate.
Final Plant Spacing: Space or thin plants to 14-18″ apart.
Days to Germination: Seeds sprout in 15 – 20 days.
Grown naturally as a wildflower, Statice plants thrive with no care or attention. Similarly, in your flower bed, they need little attention.
Statice plants like full sun. They grow well in poor to average soils. Being drought resistant, they do not need much water or care.
Give them an early boost by adding a general-purpose fertilizer before planting if the soil is poor.
To dry flowers, remove the leaves and hang them upside down in a dry, ventilated area.
Plant Problems – Identify the causes and find the cures.
Insect and disease problems are not too common. If insect or disease problems occur, treat early with organic or chemical insect repellents and fungicide.