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Sea lavender is ideal for gardens on dry, sandy soil, and even windy coastal gardens. Once established it is fairly drought-tolerant, but thrives equally well in better conditions. Limonium sinuatum forms a neat rosette of large, attractive oval leaves almost flat on the ground, and these often turn bronze-red in the sun. In midsummer, it produces wiry stems, supporting frothy masses of purple flowers, like Gypsophila but stiffer. The flowers dry out gradually on the plants and, though faded, persist into late summer. For drying, they should be cut just before they are fully open.
Plant type: Hardy perennial
Flower colour: Purple
Foliage colour: Dark green
Sun exposure: Full sun
Soil: Well-drained/light, Dry, Moist, Sandy
Skill level: Beginner
Time to divide plants: March to April
Flowering period: June to September
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