Laurel Sampson, Master Gardener Volunteer
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.