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Limonium vulgare - Statice
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Plumbaginaceae
Origin: Africa, North (Africa)
Flower Color: Lavender
Bloomtime: Summer
Synonyms: [Statice]
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Seaside: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: <15 F
Limonium vulgare (Statice) - A short clumping perennial with a deep tap root and woody base holding a tight and symmetrical basal rosette crowded with 3/4 in long rounded obovate leaves with broad petioles of the same length. The upper surface of the leaves are dark green and the lower are gray-green. The branched flower stalks rise to 18 inches tall and hold dainty lavender flowers in summer and fall. Plant in full sun and water occasionally to very little in the summer - in coastal environs this is a drought tolerant plant. It is cold hardy to below 15 F. Reseeds a bit in an irrigated garden and though not pesky, care should be exercised not to plant near sand marshes and estuaries where it potentially can naturalize. Its natural habit is in sandy marshes from North Africa north into southern Europe, the Azores and the British Isles. The name for the genus comes from the Latin word limonion used by Pliny for a wild plant which came from the Ancient Greek word 'leimon' meaning "meadow". The specific epithet means "common".  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Limonium vulgare.