Up for sale is one pack of 50 Sea Lavender Statice flower seeds (Limonium suworowii). Also called Russian Statice, Rat Tail Statice, and Sword Statice, and Suworowii Statice this variety creates unusual rose or carmine colored flowers on 30" stems. Unlike the other statice seeds that we sell this hybrid variety grows up vertically.
PLEASE NOTE: These seeds are very tiny and you will only receive 50 flower seeds. Statice requires a cool period to germinate and will not germinate if direct sown in late spring or summer warm weather. Please read the instructions below before ordering.
We offer flat rate combined shipping on all orders, no limit on the amount or type of seed packets.
Soil temperature: 70 degrees Fahrenheit
Germination lighting: Light
Germination days: 10-21 days
Plant spread: 20"
Plant height: 30''
Plant type: Annual
Maturation days: 90 days
Best started about 10 weeks before your last frost Statice are garden staples for zones 3-10. The best way to deal with these very tiny seeds is to mix your seed packet with 1 teaspoon of dry sand and use a shaker to sow them onto your potting material. Since they need light to germinate lightly dust with screened peat. Keep moist, but not soaking wet, until germination. Statice can be a bit challenging to germinate as it wants an extended amount of time in consistently cool, but not cold weather. Statice will not germinate in hot summer weather.
Once germinated they prefer cool temperatures for a couple of weeks to establish a good root structure. Once the first set of true leaves appear you can put them in a larger pot until your last frost when you can plant them outdoors. These tend to get root bound if left in pots too long so transplant them as soon as you can after your last frost in spring, or into peat pots that will be directly planted into the ground.
An alternate way to germinate these is the paper towel method. In this method you place your seeds inside a folded paper towel and place in a plastic baggie. Add a very small amount of water to the baggie until the paper towel is wet and place in indirect sunlight. Once the seedlings are about 1" tall transplant into peat pots and then in spring, after your last frost, transplant the whole pot into your garden.