How To Grow and Save Seed Of Statice

Latin name Limonium sinuatum is a short-lived perennial that is often grown as an annual. The papery foliage and flowers make this colorful plant a perfect everlasting for dried arrangements.



Native to the Mediterranean. An old-fashioned favorite, it is once again receiving the appreciation it deserves.


  • Ornamental
  • Beds, borders, containers, cottage garden, cutting garden
  • Everlasting cut flower
  • Rock gardens, low-water gardens
  • Visited by bees and butterflies




  • Seeds germinate in 7-14 days.
  • Sow seeds indoors 8-10 weeks before last frost (preferred method) and transplant outdoors after last frost, or direct seed after last frost has passed.
  • Sow seeds 1/8 inch deep.
  • Ideal germination temperature 60-70 F.


  • Prefers full sun.
  • Plants are quite drought tolerant; do not over water.
  • Provide well-drained, sandy soil.
  • Space plants 12 inches apart.
  • Pinch young plants at growing point to encourge branching.
  • Keep deadheaded to encourage continued blooming.


  • Various blights and rots can affect statice; this dry-loving plant cannot handle excessive moisture and should be planted in well-drained soil.
  • Avoid overhead irrigation and keep leaves dry to prevent these issues.


  • Allow the flowerhead containing the seeds to completely mature and dry on the plant.
  • Clip off the flowerhead and place it in a container. Working over the top of another clean, opened container, rub the flowerheads to separate the seeds.
  • Store over winter in a cool, dark, dry place.