Also known as Sea Lavender Statice is fast growing and easy for the beginner.
Wonderful used fresh in bouquets and arrangements, filling in all those awkward gaps, Statice can be dried for everlasting flowers.
Simply tie stems tightly, turn upside down for at least a month in a cool dry location.
How to Grow:
Grows quickly from seed so you don’t want to start seeds too early, however, plants flower better if conditions are still cold following germination.
Sow seeds onto the surface of the compost. Seeds require light for germination so do not cover with compost. A bit of warmth will help germination, 19-22°C is ideal.
Harvest: June/July onwards Cutting /Vase Life: Long summer days encourage flowering with plants surviving until the frosts. Harvest once 50% of the flowers have opened on a stem. If you pick them too early, stems can wilt. You will notice stems feel firmer under your fingers when they are ready for picking. Excellent vase life of 8 days or dry for indefinite use.