Sea Lavender

Photo by Connie Fliege

Photo by Connie Fliege

Laurel Sampson, Master Gardener Volunteer
Revised:  6/25/2010

Common Name: Sea Lavender

Botanical Name: Limonium latifolium

Location:  Perennial Garden  

Size:  24-30 inches tall and 24 inches wide  

Bloom Time: July-August 

Bloom Color: Lavender

Light Requirements:  Full sun

Moisture and Soil Requirements:  Grow in average, medium, well-drained soil.  Best in a moist, light, well-drained sandy loam.  Drought tolerant.

Hardiness: Zones 3-9

Insect problems: None serious

Diseases: Crown and root rot are occasional problems.

Maintenance notes:  Plant 18-24 inches apart to promote good air circulation, which will also help minimize the occurrence of rot diseases.  Stake tall plants.  May self-seed.  Salt tolerant. 

Uses:  Great cut flower and in dried flower arrangements.  Wonderful in the perennial border with its airy blooms, or in the rock garden.    

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