Statice ‘Light Blue’
This new generation of statice has tall very slender stems especially bred for floristry.
Limonium sinuatum (Statice sinuata) annual statice used for cutting and drying as everlasting flowers.
Every wedding I have ever done has requested a touch of ‘blue’ in the flowers! Every one!
Blue flowers can be hard to find especially once the Sweet Peas have finished, so this is an absolute life saver.
You can also dry stems for use during Winter, I have added a photo to the gallery. Simply tie stems tightly, turn upside down for at least a month in a cool dry location. Click here for a video.
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.
Apart from the ‘odd’ blown over stem, plants are robust so should not require any staking.
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Variety: Limonium sinuatum (sinuata)
Type: Half Hardy Annual
Position: Full sun
Spacing: Space 25-30cm apart
Plant: 22cm apart
Harvest: June/July onwards
Seeds per packet: 100 (approx. counted by weight)
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.