– Sea Lavender
One foot to two feet.
Flowers of several colours, July to October.
The Statices are sea-plants, which form a flattish
rosette of leaves on the ground, and throw up
stiff stems, bearing spreading heads of small,
crisp flowers of a somewhat dry “everlasting”
texture. (They may be preserved for “winter
They prefer a somewhat sandy
soil, but one with plenty of nourishment in it.
The drainage must be perfect, and the exposure
The best kinds are:
Statice Gmelini. Eighteen inches. Blue flowers, July
Statice incana. One foot. Flowers pink, June and August.
Statice latifolia. Two feet; light lavender-blue, July
Plant out in March; keep the soil clean and open
about the stems; give a top-dressing after the