Discover how to grow statice including planting instructions, care and maintenance, pests and diseases, and more.
Statice Garden Guide
Statice Stats at a Glance
Botanical Name: Limonium sinuatum
Common Name(s): Sea lavender
Height: up to 2 ½ feet
Soil Conditions: Well-drained soil
Sun: Full sun
Soil pH Conditions: 5.5-6.5
Starting Statice from Seed
To start indoors, fill individual peat pots with a fertile commercial soil starter and moisten. Sprinkle the seeds on the surface of the soil, as they need light to germinate. Press them lightly into the soil to ensure contact with growing medium. Place in a room with a constant temperature of 70-75°F. Cover with clear plastic wrap to maintain the soil moisture and temperature. Keep the soil moist. When seedlings appear, remove the plastic wrap and move to a sunny location.
When to Start Seeds: 8-10 weeks prior to last frost
Time to Germination: 14-21 days
When to Plant Statice
Transplant seedlings or purchased plants in the garden as soon as the last threat of frost has passed and the soil reaches 70°F.
After danger of frost has passed.
Where to Plant Statice
Statice Plant Spacing
Statice Care and Maintenance
Deadhead spent flowers to encourage blooming.
Tolerates drought and heat. Do not overwater.
The most common diseases associated with statice include anthracnose and crown rot, bacterial rot, botrytis blight, cercospora blight, red leaf, rhizoctonia crown rot, seedling blight, virus, yellows.
The most common pests associated with statice include: no major pests associated with this plant.