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Statice perezii (Limonium perezii)

Statice perezii (Limonium perezii)

Known by several common names, including Sea Lavender, Sea Foam Lavender, and Marsh Lavender, Statice perezii, aka Limonium perezii is a coastal gardener’s dream plant. It is very tolerant of wind and salt spray, and it’s easy-to-care-for manner makes it ideal for coastal cottage gardens. If you live in an area that has hot summers, do not despair, Statice perezii can handle that too – just give it some love by providing afternoon shade and moderate irrigation. It is known to naturalize in coastal riparian areas, so take precautions to prevent this non-native from spreading into coastal wetlands.

Statice perezii grows 3 feet tall and wide, with sizable greenish-grey leaves. Leafless stems rise about 18 inches above the foliage and are topped with large dark purple flower clusters. The deep purple calyxes are accented by pure white corollas. These flower clusters create generous landing pads for a variety of local Butterflies and Bees. The extra-long stems and papery texture of the blooms make them suitable for cut flowers.

The Sunset Climate Zones for Statice perezii are 13, 15-17, 20-24. They are cold tolerant to about 32°F, and will sustain frost damage around 25°F. Protect from hard frosts, or just plant them as an annual. The bloom cycle is almost year-round along the coast, with a huge push of blooms from spring through fall. Clip off spent flowers at the stem’s base to encourage continued bloom.

We are currently growing Statice perezii in 4”, 4.5” and 1 gallon containers. Visit our website to see photos and follow us on Instagram and Facebook @clearwatercolornusery to get a behind the scenes look at our beautiful nursery.


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