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|Did you know? Statice is also known as an 'everlasting flower' because its pretty calyx stay on much after the flower has dried.|
Exotic Flower, which belongs to the family Plumbaginaceae. Statice flowers are poularly used in dried flower arrangements, indeed Statice are one of the most widely used dried flowers. Statice is also commonly known by various different names viz., Limonium, English Statice, German Statice, Seafoam Statice, Latifolia, Sea Lavender.
Statice Flowers come in white, lavender, and pink colors. The tiny funnel-shaped Statice flowers have a delicate, airy, hazy appearance, almost like smoke. Statice bloom in spring and summer. Some species of Statice have an offensive odor. English Statice comes in 1- to 2-inch clusters of Calyxes, each about 1 inch across. Stems are 1 to 1 feet long. Seafoam Statices have smaller calyxes, arched clusters, smooth stems and no foliage. The German Statices' small gray bracts arch backward, while the English Statice feature calyxes that are yellow, white, purple, lavender or pink with tiny white or yellow flowers inside. Latifolia Calyxes are white with blue-violet flowers. Statie Flowers can be spray dried with a fixative. Sea Lavender does not like wet feet while dormant, and is not ethylene sensitive.
Statice is easy to grow and salt tolerant. Statice Seeds can be initiated indoors 6-8 weeks before planting or sown directly outdoors. Division may be done in early to late spring or root cuttings can be taken in mid-winter and grown indoors or in a coldframe until spring.