Botanical Name: Limonium sinuatum
Native: Mediterranean region
Hardiness: Short-lived, tender perennial in USDA zones 8–10, usually grown as an annual
Plant Dimensions: 24″–32″ tall, 8″–12″ wide
Variety Information: 1 ½”–3″ flower clusters in soft rose, pink, and lavender shades
Exposure: Full sun
Bloom Period: Summer
Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Good for Containers
When to Sow Outside: 2 to 4 weeks after your average last frost date. Mild Climates: May be grown in late summer for cool-season bloom.
When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 8 to 10 weeks before your average last frost date.
Days to Emerge: 7–14 days
Seed Depth: Surface to ⅛”
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 12″
Thinning: When 2″ tall, thin to 1 every 12″
Special Instructions: Deadheading is not required, so you can leave flowers in place as long as they appeal to you. For cut flowers, cut in the morning once flowers have fully colored. To dry flowers, hang upside down out of direct sunlight for about 3 weeks until stems are dry and crisp enough to snap. Dried flowers are fragile, handle gently.
Special Care: Light aids germination; sow shallowly.