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Sea Lavender

Limonium latifolium

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Sea Lavender (Limonium latifolium) at Echter's Nursery & Garden Center

Limonium latifolium flowers

Limonium latifolium flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Sea Lavender (Limonium latifolium) at Echter's Nursery & Garden Center

Limonium latifolium in bloom

Limonium latifolium in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Plant Height:  12 inches

Flower Height:  24 inches

Spacing:  18 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  2a

Other Names:  Statice

Ornamental Features

Sea Lavender features airy plumes of lavender flowers at the ends of the stems from mid to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its oval leaves remain dark green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Sea Lavender is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Sea Lavender is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Sea Lavender will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity extending to 24 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 15 years.

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in sandy soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

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