Statice is composed of multiple branches of tiny funnel-shaped papery flowers. Each "winged" stem has thin, sword-like leaves of dark green. Statice's versatility and hardiness makes it an ideal cut flower. Statice is available year-round in shades of blue, purple, yellow, white, pink and salmon.
Species: Limonium sinuatum
Origin: Native to the Mediterranean region, Central Asia, and the Canary Islands.
Symbolizes: Statice symbolizes fond memories, sympathy and success.
Also Known As: Wavyleaf Sea Lavender, Sea Lavender, Notch Leaf Marsh Rosemary.
Care, Handling & Design
Temperature: 34-38 F (1-3 C)
Water: Medium water quality. Avoid softened water.
Vase Life: 7-14 days
What to Look for When Purchasing
Harvest when approximately 50-70% of the flowers are open or showing color. When purchasing, avoid stems with discolored and yellow foliage, fungus (botrytis), dehydration, and/or underweight bunches.
Commonly used as filler for bouquets and arrangements, stems can be easily used in foam or vase. Stems are easy to dry and will preserve perfectly once arranged. Simply hang upside down for several days. Dried Statice retains its color and can be used to enhance potted plants and dried arrangements. Statice mixes well with most flowers. Variety of colors makes Statice suitable for both holiday and everyday bouquets and arrangements.
Usually low sensitivity to ethylene.
Pest & Disease Information
Susceptible to botrytis.
Leaf and stem yellowing and botrytis infection (gray mold) are common problems. Unpack boxes immediately upon receipt to allow bunches to air out, especially if bunches are sleeved. If not unpacked, condensation around the flowers may result in flower rotting and shattering, especially towards the center of the bunch. Never overstuff buckets as this product molds immediately without air circulation. Use transport sheets during transport.
For optimal care of Statice, please reference the chart of products below. Make sure to select your region to see which products are available.