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How to Grow Statice Plants
Statice is a common flower that grows in the wild in many areas of the Northern Hemisphere, and we hope, in your home garden. Statice can be found in a wide range of areas, from salty marshes to arid or desert-like areas. It is both heat and drought resistant. It is also called "Sea Lavender".
Statice plants are at home in your flower garden. They make great, natural wildflowers. Space limited? Try them in containers or window boxes. Statice has airy sprays in strong yellow, orange, apricot, peach, rose, lavender, blue and white make an interesting garden accent. It grows from 12 to 24 inches.
Statice makes good dried flowers. They retain their color when dried.
Statice plants are grown from seeds. Statice seeds can be directly seeded into your flower garden after all danger of frost. Space or thin plants to 14-18" apart.
How to Grow Statice Plants:
Statice likes full sun. They grow well in poor to average soils. They prefer loose soil, and are not fond of clay soils. Soil needs to be well draining. Mix in compost prior to planting, to enrich the soil.
The plants are heat and drought resistant. Established plants can largely be left unattended, making them perfect for your busy lifestyle. Apply fertilizer mid-summer.
Water only when soil is fairly dry.
To dry flowers, remove the leaves and hang upside down in a dry, ventilated area.
Insect and Disease:
Insect and disease problems are infrequent. Apply insecticides or fungicides only as needed.
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