Limonium speciosum 'Blue Diamond'

Limonium speciosum ‘Blue Diamond’

Sea lavender

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

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Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Limonium speciosum 'Blue Diamond'
  • Common name: Sea lavender
  • Family: Plumbaginaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

Blue

Purple

Foliage colour:

Green

Sea lavender, Limonium, forms a neat rosette of large, attractive oval leaves, which often turn bronze-red in the sun. In midsummer, frothy masses of papery, purple flowers appear on wiry stems. The flowers gradually dry out on the plants and, though faded, persist into late summer. They make an excellent cut flower for dried arrangements – simply cut them just before they are fully open.

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Limonium speciosum ‘Blue Diamond’ is a compact cultivar, bearing bright blue flowers. Grow it in well-drained soil in full sun, at the edge of a border, in a rock garden or container.

How to grow Limonium 'Blue Diamond'

  • Plant size

    30cm height

    30cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do Sow in March

Do Sow in April

Do Sow in May

Do not Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do not Sow in September

Do not Sow in October

Do not Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Collect seeds
Collect seeds

Do not Collect seeds in January

Do not Collect seeds in February

Do not Collect seeds in March

Do not Collect seeds in April

Do not Collect seeds in May

Do not Collect seeds in June

Do not Collect seeds in July

Do not Collect seeds in August

Do Collect seeds in September

Do Collect seeds in October

Do not Collect seeds in November

Do not Collect seeds in December

Limonium 'Blue Diamond' and wildlife

Limonium 'Blue Diamond' is known for attracting bees and butterflies​/​moths. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Limonium 'Blue Diamond' poisonous?

Limonium 'Blue Diamond' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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