Sea Lavender – Statice


STATICE (Limonium sinuatum) Symbolizes remembrance, sympathy and success.

StaticeThe Greek word Statice means causing to stand as the spikes stand fresh-looking for months.

Statice is a large group of plants in the genus Limonium, all of which have distinctive spiky flowers and simple or lobed leaves. Representatives of the Statice family can be found growing all over the world in sizes ranging from 30cm tall to large bushes.

In general, Statice thrives in sandy soil and also tolerates salt marshes thereby giving it the name Sea Lavender. For this reason, it is widely cultivated in some regions to provide accent color, as well as filler for bouquets.

Statice displays multiple branches of tiny funnel-shaped flowers. Each “winged” stem has thin, sword-like leaves of dark green. While the flowers are blooming, they have a delicate papery outer layer and a soft set of inner petals. The inner petals drop out, leaving the outer ones behind, and often drying naturally on the stem.

The papery flowers of Statice come in a wide array of colors, including blue, violet, white, yellow, apricot, salmon, pink, rose and lavender. Statice’s versatility and hardiness make it an ideal flower “filler” for almost every style of arrangement. Very popular for weddings. It is also available tinted which makes it a great filler for holidays such as Christmas and Valentine’s Day.

German StaticeGERMAN STATICE: White
Million BlueMILLION BLUE:  A Hybrid Statice series bred for longer, more vibrant coloured florets. This variety has a blue color and has a greater botrytis resistance than the fortress series.
Million WhiteMILLION WHITE:  A Hybrid Statice series bred for longer, more vibrant coloured florets. This variety has a white color and has a greater botrytis resistance than the fortress series.
Giant Blue BirdsGIANT BLUE BIRDS:   A Hybrid Statice series bred for longer, more vibrant coloured florets. This variety has a purple color and has a greater botrytis resistance than the fortress series.
Colorado BirdCOLORADO BIRD:  A Hybrid Statice series bred for longer, more vibrant coloured florets. This variety has a yellow color and has a greater botrytis resistance than fortress series.
Seafoam StaticeSEAFOAM STATICE: This variety has a stiff, angular lateral structure providing more volume per stem than fortress or other Statice varieties. Comes in a dark blue to purple coloration.
Assorted Fortress StaticeASSORTED FORTESS STATICE: Is an older Statice series spanning an array of colours. It is less botrytis resistant than the newer tissue culture verities.

About Connor Lowry

I love flowers! I enjoy writing about them as well as gardening. Mostly I love finding new and unique flower gardening ideas I encourage you to post regularly on this blog, and send in guest blogs or ideas for new blogs as well. New and exciting blogs are always welcome I intend to post a lot of interesting facts and fun stuff about flowers, as well as info on many varieties of flowers.
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