A genus of wide distribution, formerly known
as Statice, that includes several perennial species
at home near sea coasts.
Limonium latifolium, from Bulgaria, has oblong, elliptical,
smooth leaves, tall branching scapes, carrying
panicles of small blue flowers, two to three feet
tall, and has a larger flowered variety, grandiflorum.
Limonium gmelini, from the Caucasus, has smooth ovate
leaves, and one- to two-feet stems with panicles
of deep purplish-blue flowers.
Limonium incanum, from Siberia, is a dwarf of six to
nine inches, with flowers of pink and calyces
Limonium vulgare, the common Sea Lavender of our own
coasts, with purple flowers, grows about a foot
Limonium bonduelli is a half-hardy annual with winged
panicles of bright yellow flowers.
Limonium sinuata is grown as an annual with flowers
having blue calyces and yellowish-white carollas.
Culture is simple, for the plants are easily
established in any well-drained, light or sandy
loam. They like a sunny position.
Propagation may be done by root cuttings in early
spring, by division or from seed.
The flowering season is from July to September.