Best variety of Statice for dried flower

singerk14(z6 BC Canada)September 8, 2002

Hi!

I am looking for a really good variety of statice for dried flowers in a vase.

Something that isn't dwarfed.

Thank you

Karin

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neil_allen(z5/6 Chi IL)

I'd suggest the Pacific series of Limonium sinuatum. The flowers come on stems that are about 2 to 2 1/2 feet tall. It has fairly strong, basic colors -- yellow, white, blue, rose. The Turbo series is somewhat shorter and includes apricot and peach as well as the basics.

The only dwarf annual statice I know of is Petite Bouquet, and it's still a foot tall. I think it might work well as an edging plant, although we've used it for dried arrangements.

In perennials, there are some neat, dwarf, rock-garden types, but the problem is finding them, not avoiding them.

"German statice," Gonolimon tartaricum, has stems about a foot to 18 inches tall and then branches that curve out to form almost a hemisphere of small white flowers over the basal foliage -- very stiff and architectural and in need of scarcely any drying time.

    Bookmark   September 17, 2002 at 9:20PM
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