Long graceful sprays of paper-like flowers are just as pretty in the garden as in bouquets.
Long graceful sprays of paper-like flowers are just as pretty in the garden as in bouquets. A full range of colours on 75 cm (30") tall plants. As statice does not transplant well, it is best directly sown into the cut-flower garden. A favourite of southern Ontario farmer's market flower vendors.
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How To Grow
300 seed/gram In our opinion, seed is best sown directly in the garden in mid-May. However for an early start, it can be started indoors in a soil-less mix 8 weeks early. Sow seed uncovered on the surface of the growing medium - use Jiffy 7's plantable fibre pots as statice does not transplant well. Moisten by misting or bottom watering and keep at 24 C (75 F) for the 20-25 day germination period. Grow-on at 15 C (60 F) until hardening off and transplanting out after the danger of frost has passed spacing plants 45 cm (18") apart in a full sun location. Plants are very tolerant of heat and drought.
Blooming Season Begins
Start Indoors or Sow Direct in Spring
Days to Emergence
20 to 25
Medium Tall %2860 to 90 cm%29%2824 to 36%22%29
Killed by Frost
Degree of Difficulty
Massing in a sunny site
Mid to back of the border plant