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Sea Lavender

Limonium spp.

Also known as

Statice, Caspia, Marsh-Rosemary

Limonium vulgare baie-authie 80 13072007 10 by Olivier Pichard (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size







    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    Sea Lavender Overview

    Limonium is genus containing around 170 accepted species of annuals or deciduous and evergreen perennials or shrubs in the Plumbaginaceae (plumbago or leadwort) family. They have a wide distribution on most continents and a centre of diversity from the Canaries through the mediterranean to Central Asia. These plants are commonly known by the names Statice and Sea Lavenders, amongst others. They thrive in coastal habitats and are tolerant of saline soils. Some species are popular in cultivation for their long-lasting calyces, which are retained on the plant after the flowers fade.

    Common problems with Sea Lavender

    How to propagate Sea Lavender


    Division in spring, by seed in autumn or early spring.



    Root cuttings in winter.

    Special features of Sea Lavender

    Attractive flowers

    Attracts useful insects

    Attracts butterflies

    Attracts bees

    Other uses of Sea Lavender

    Flower arranging, cut & dry, beds, borders. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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    Hardy and delightful, these plants will cope with the salt laden winds a coastal garden experiences.

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    Although never fully deer proof - they are less likely to eat these.

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