Limonium sinuatum subsp. sinuatum ‘American Beauty’
AMERICAN BEAUTY STATICE
Limonium sinuatum subsp. sinuatum ‘American Beauty’ is indispensable as a commercial cut flower for floristry, as well as for home gardeners.
‘American Beauty’ is an old favourite for it’s rose-pink colours.
Rich rose pink everlasting cut flowers
The abilities of Statice to last long as a vase flower are well known.
Either when it is picked fresh or dried.
And ‘American Beauty’ holds her old-world rose colouring so well, for so long.
Quick & easy to grow from seed
Limonium sinuatum subsp. sinuatum ‘American Beauty’ is very quick and easy to grow from seed.
And if you start your seed in good time you can harvest blooms right through the same summer and autumn.
Thrive in a hot sunny garden
‘American Beauty’ is drought tolerant once established in the garden.
It revels in the sun and heat of summer.
So it is ideal for gardeners with hot conditions or limited water, seaside, sandy and windy sites.
Tolerant of salt laden air as well as some salt in the water or soil, and resistant to wind.
And it is not choosy about soil type either, as long as the soil is well drained.
So easy to raise & grow
Limonium sinuatum subsp. sinuatum ‘American Beauty’ is an annual. Very easily raised from seed and grown in the garden.
60cm High in rosy flowers x 30cm Wide flat to the ground foliage clump.
Rabbits & deer are not keen
The tough leaves, stems and papery flowers are not attractive to rabbits and deer.
So they tend to have it at the bottom of their menu selection.
But bees, butterflies & useful pollinators flock to Statice
While bees, butterflies and our other pollinating friends just love Statice flowers for their abundant nectar and pollen.
And appreciate them for their very long blooming season through all the hot months when many other flowers have already given up.
How to dry Statice Flowers: Simply cut the stem to the base, remove the foliage, and hang the upside-down in a dry, well-ventilated place out of direct sunlight such as a pantry or garage. ‘American Beauty’ holds its rich rose colour for years when dried.
SEED SOWING ADVICE: QUICK & EASY
Suitable for beginners & kids
Seeds can be sown directly in the garden in spring / or indoors at any time for early advanced plants. Early indoor sowing will give the longest blooming season.
INDOORS: First sow the seeds in a punnet on the surface of good quality seed raising mix.
Then gently pat the seeds to the surface of the mix to ensure good contact.
And cover lightly to a depth of 6mm approx. with sieved mix, grit or vermiculite.
Now place in a warm, well-lit position (not in direct sun).
And continue to keep moist.
Covering the punnet with a dark plastic lid helps to maintain moisture and exclude light.
These seeds germinate best in the dark.
And you can use a heat mat if you have one, but it is not essential as these seeds are willing germinators.
Temperatures around 20-25°C. are ideal for rapid and optimum germination.
Then seeds germinate in 7-14 days.
SEED COUNT: 30 seeds per pack approx.
(We always aim to exceed the stated seed count, and give a generous serve).
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