Limonium latifolium
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Limonium latifolium

sea lavender

  family plumbaginaceae 
  genus limonium 

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Genus  Limonium Species  latifolium Variety  Cultivar  Common names  statice   sea lavender Family  PLUMBAGINACEAE Specimen number  S11345 Data source  HtZn p135;Xeri p289
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Flower Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  4' - 6' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Moist to wet Optimal soil texture  Sandy Acceptable soil pH  Slightly alkaline USDA hardiness  USDA zones 04a-11 AHS heat zones  Heat zones 12-03 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  One of the common garden uses for this plant is in areas with seaside conditions. Limonium latifolium can survive very cold winters with annual averages as low as -30� Fahrenheit. Statice (also known as sea lavender) needs summer days with high heat. The best soil for this plant has a texture that is sandy. It usually does best in moist to wet soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses  Seaside conditions Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Seed Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Propagation of Limonium latifolium can be achieved by seed.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Limonium latifolium is a perennial. Leaves: Statice (locally known in some parts as sea lavender) has leathery oblong leaves. Flowers: This plant has airy clumps of blossoms with long lasting paper-like calyx that remains after the petals drop. Flowers are often found in such colors as lavender, blue or purple.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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