OP One of the most popular dried flowers, also sought after for fresh cut flowers and equally looks stunning in the garden. A short lived perennial often grown as an annual, it is frost tender so in our climate must be planted annually. Also known as wavyleaf sea lavender and notch leaf marsh rosemary, this plant is native to Southern , North Africa, the , and . It usually grows naturally in sandy soils, and prefers a warm sunny spot. It produces wavy dark green foliage that grows low to the ground and when flowering from summer produces 70cm high purple flowers. The purple flowers are the hardiest and have been grown for the longest and may be the original colour. The true flowers are found on top of the purple petals and are a delicate white bloom. The white flowers will fall off but the purple petals stay their colour and are known as “Everlastings”. For drying hang upside down to insure they hold their colour.
Sow into tray in spring or early summer. Prick out to 4cm diagonal spacing when true leaves appear. Transplant into a garden bed at 30cm diagonal spacing or as you see fit for your garden design.
Statice Sea Lavender Seed Processing Note: It has come to our attention that it is very difficult to get the individual seeds out of the flower heads that you will find in your seed packet. Please note we have approximated the amount of seeds based on the average contained in each seed head. Please break each head into 5-6 pieces and sow all plant material. We apologise for any inconvenience or confusion this may cause.