Limonium sp. or Sea Lavender flowers come in a variety of colors ranging from pink, white, off-white, blue, lavender, purple, red, crimson, vinous to yellow and orange.
Plants are small shrubs, only two to five feet in height. They thrive in full sun or semi-shade and require moderate watering. Limonium sp. are usually grown in USDA Zones 3-9. They can also be grown in a pot.
The flowers of Limonium sp. are made of four petals, which form a cross. The main inflorescence is composed of many small flowers. Although the flowers are delicate, they are very long-lasting once cut, which makes it a very attractive choice for floral arrangements.
Caring for this plant is relatively easy. In the garden, it should be planted in soil that drains well, as it should not be overwatered. If placed in a pot, it is best to use a potting mix with good drainage.
Fertilizer should be given on an as-needed basis. The most important aspect of fertilizer is ensuring it is well balanced, as this will help the plant grow and blossom. Pruning is also recommended to remove dead flowers and branches and stimulate new growth.
Limonium sp. is a colorful and resilient flower that makes a wonderful addition to any garden. With proper care, the plant will produce magnificent blooms of various colors.