Limonium Roseum - pink statice
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A fantastic shrubby little plant for coastal gardens, dry climate and waterwise gardens, outback gardens - anywhere the conditions are challenging. Clusters of papery musk-stick pink flowers feed passing pollinators in warmer months, and leathery leaves stay evergreen year round. Flowers happily in Bendigo Botanic Gardens
Limonium peregrinum 'Roseum ' - pink statice, pink sea lavenderAPPEARANCE : Hardy evergreen perennial with fans of oval leathery-fleshy leaves, and branched stems which bear fan-shaped clusters of dark pink buds that open to pentagon-shaped warm pink papery flowers throughout the warmer months. Native to South Africa where it grows on the Cape coast in sand dunes.
USE IN : Front line coastal and seaside gardens; waterwise and outback gardens. Also happy in mixed borders and cottage gardens. Cut the flower stems for dry and fresh arrangements; they hold their colour for a long period.
LOCATION : Full sun, free-draining sandy soil, tolerates salt spray. Tolerant of mild frosts, salty soil, wind once established.
CARE : Mulch and water regularly for the first 12 weeks until the plant establishes. Protect from frost for the first winter. Deadhead old flower stems to encourage new buds. Divide the plant every three years or so to retain its vigour. Drought tolerant in coastal gardens, will need (minimal) watering inland.
HEIGHT : 1m H x 1m W.
YOUR PLANTS : These are tubestock plants, with young healthy roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 42 mm wide and 80 mm high. You can see an example in the image gallery.
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