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Limonium perezii
Limonium perezii

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Zone
Zones 13, 15-17, 20-27
Full Sun
Full
Regular Water
Moderate

Limonium perezii

Statice, Sea Lavender
Plumbaginaceae
Perennials

LIMONIUM

Large, leathery, green basal leaves contrast with airy clusters of tiny, delicate flowers on nearly leafless, many-branched stems. The flowers consist of two parts: an outer, papery envelope (the calyx) and an inner part (the corolla). Calyx and corolla are often of different colors. Flowers are good for cutting and keep their color when dried. Plants tolerate heat and many kinds of soil but need good drainage.

Limonium perezii (photo courtesy of Linda Lamb Peters)
Limonium perezii (photo courtesy of Linda Lamb Peters)

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Limonium perezii

From the Canary Islands. Grows to 3 ft. tall, with flower clusters spreading nearly as wide. The calyx is rich purple; the corolla is white. Long spring and summer bloom. Leaves are up to 1 ft. long, including stalks. First-rate beach plant. Often naturalizes in coastal Southern California. Damaged at 25°F/–4°C, but useful even where it freezes out occasionally; nursery-grown seedlings develop quickly.

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