Plant of the week – Statice (Sea Lavender, Papierblom)

Botanical Name:          Limomium perezii

Common Name:           Statice, Sea Lavender, Papierblom

Height & Spread:          0.5 x 0.5m

Information supplied by: Garden World, Beyers Naude Drive, Muldersdrift, Gauteng Tel: 011 957 2046 or 083 997 6142,

This very hardy perennial has large grey-green leaves with purple and white flowers during most of the warmer months. It is usually used in flowerbeds that needs little to no maintenance. The plant is classified as a perennial and will last for about 7 years in your garden.

The flower is a very good cutflower and will make an excellent dry flower arrangement from there the Afrikaans name” Papierblom”.

Must be planted in the full sun or semi shade, in well drained soil.

Can be grown from seed when sown in Autumn. They will germinate in about three weeks. The seedling must be protected from the first winter frost.