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Sea lavender

Limonium latifolium

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Sea lavender is a rosette-forming perennial with mid- to dark-green leaves to 12 inches long, occasionally to 24 inches. Deep lavender-blue flowers are borne in panicles made of spikelets on wiry stems.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsGrows well in salty, windy, and sandy conditions. Useful in a sunny herbaceous border and for naturalizing. Flowers are good for cutting and drying. 

CarePrefers sandy, well-drained soil and full sun.

PropagationSow seed in containers outdoors. Divide in spring.

ProblemsRust, leaf, and flower spots, gray mold, Southern blight, and crown rot.

  • Genus : Limonium
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 7, 8, 9
  • Moisture : Dry
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Bloom Time : Summer
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
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