Limonium latifolium foams with summer clouds of lavender, made up of the tiniest, finest everlasting papery flowers billowing up in large heads.
Billowing clouds of the finest flowers
Limonium latifolium is treasured by florists for providing some of the best cut or dried flowers going.
So it is often farmed as a large scale cut flower crop.
But it also makes an invaluable garden plant for home gardeners, where it does double duty providing attractive garden shows as well as armloads of cut flowers.
Attractive grey-green foliage rosettes also contribute to making it attractive in the garden.
But it is the airy, misty look of the clouds of teeny flowers that makes it a garden treasure.
Super hardy & water-wise
Limonium latifolium is no trouble to have in the garden.
It is such a hardy and easy to grow plant because it tolerates periods of drought, heat, wind, sandy or poor soil, as well as frost.
Though it does appreciate some lime in spring and autumn, and a well drained position.
But it will sulk and moulder away if planted in heavy or wet soil.
Trouble free & easy to grow
Limonium latifolium is largely free from any pests and diseases, providing it is well drained and given plenty of sun and air.
Mercifully rabbits and deer seem to find it distasteful, while bees and beneficial pollinating insects cant resist the clouds of nectar rich flowers.
Plant in Full Sun.
Evergreen perennial clump 45cm High in clouds of flowers x 45cm Wide flat rosette of foliage.
SEED SOWING: QUICK & EASY
Sow indoors in punnets.
Sow the seeds onto the surface of good quality seed raising mix.
Then gently press the seeds into surface of the mix
And only lightly cover with a little sieved mix.
Now thoroughly moisten the sown punnet by standing in a shallow water bath until the moisture percolates through to the surface of the mix from below.
Then place the punnet in well-lit position.
Continue to keep moist by misting from a spray water-bottle.
Temperatures of 18-24°C are best for rapid and optimum germination.
Seeds germinate in 7-14 days approx..
SEED COUNT: 40 seeds per pack approx.
(We always aim to exceed the stated seed count, and give a generous serve).