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Limonium sinuatum

Sea lavender

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Purple

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

Limonium sinuatum

Plant details

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.

Family: Plumbaginaceae

Genus: Limonium

Species: sinuatum

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Purple

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Dry, Moist, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 60cm

Spread: 45cm

Time to divide plants: March to April

Flowering period: June to September


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