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How to Grow Statice Flowers

Statice is a flower that grows in the wild all over the world. Perhaps it's also growing in your garden, near a stream, or in a field nearby. Statice finds the perfect home in salty marshes and arid or desert areas. So, it will be no surprise to you that this is one flower that tolerates a drought now and then. It is also called "Sea Lavender".

Grow them as wildflowers or in containers or window boxes. Statice has airy sprays in strong yellow, rose, lavender, blue and white make an interesting garden accent. Wonderful everlasting, so easy to dry. As a dry flower, Statice keeps its color well in winter bouquets.

Did you know? Statice is also classified as an aromatic herb.

Plant Height: 12" - 24"

Plant Propagation:

Statice are grown from seeds. Statice seeds can be directly planted into your flower garden after all danger of frost. Space or thin plants to 14-18" apart.

Seeds can also be started indoors, 6 - 8 weeks before the last frost in your area.

Days to Germination: 15 - 20

How to Grow Statice Plants:

Statice plants like full sun. They grow well in poor to average soils. Being drought resistant, they do not need much water or care. Give them an early boost by adding a general purpose fertilizer before planting if the soil is poor.

To dry flowers, remove the leaves and hang upside down in a dry, ventilated area.

Flowers Bloom: Fall

Insect and Disease:

Insect and disease problems are not too common. If insect or disease problems occur, treat early with organic or chemical insect repellents and fungicide.

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