Hardy, summer-blooming, herbaceous perennial
Description: Fine panicles of tiny, lavender-blue flowers are borne in profusion above a basal rosette of wide, dark green leaves
Habit: Grows up to 2.5 feet high and 1.5 feet wide when in flower; clump-forming; deep-rooted
Culture: Prefers full sun and well-drained to dry, sandy soils; drought-tolerant; do not move once established
Hardiness: Cold hardy to USDA Zone 4
Origin: Romania Bulgaria Southern Russia
Limonium latifolium bears clouds of delicate, lavender-blue flowers that are perfect for arrangements, both fresh and dried, and also blend beautifully in rock gardens, coastal gardens, and other well-draining sites. In The English Flower Garden, first published in 1883, William Robinson called this larger species of Sea Lavender "the finest of all." Long admired as a cut flower, Statice was included in the Garden Notes of 1793 by Lady Jean Skipwith of Virginia, who noted "dried - it retains it's colour which renders it ornamental for a Mantel-piece in Winter".