Usually grown as a spring annual plant, Stactice (Limonium sinuatum) are great for creating accents and colour in your garden or potted garden. Statice are a favourite with kids with their everlasting, paper-textured flowers which are available in a vibrant selection of colours. They are beautiful cut flowers and will add vibrance to any room in your house 

How to grow stactices in a garden

  1. Fill starter pots or trays with Yates Seed Raising Mix. Sow seeds to a depth of 6 mm, cover, firm down and water well. Keep the soil moist so the seeds don’t dry out. 
  2. While the seedlings are growing, choose a spot in the garden that receives full sun and prepare the planting area well by digging in Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser.
  3. Water gently and keep moist through germination period.
  4. Allow the seedlings to grow to at least 5 cm before transplanting.
  5. When transplanting them into your prepared garden bed, ensure seedlings are well spaced – at least 30-40 cm apart. Water in well.
  6. Mulch with an organic mulch, such as bark chips, sugar cane or pea straw.
  7. Feed every 1 to 2 weeks with Yates Thrive Roses and Flowers Liquid Plant Food.

How to grow stactices in a pot

  1. Choose a pot at least 200 mm wide and deep. Position in full sun.
  2. Fill the chosen pots with quality potting mix, such as Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter. 
  3. Plant directly into the pot by sowing seeds to a depth of 6 mm into the surface of the pot, cover and firm down.
  4. Water gently and keep moist through germination period.
  5. Once the seedlings have grown at least 5 cm, place a light layer of organic mulch, such as sugar cane or pea straw around the base of the plant.
  6. Feed every 1 to 2 weeks with Yates Thrive Roses and Flowers Liquid Plant Food.

Yates varieties

Statice Everlasting

Everlasting, paper-textured flowers in a vibrant selection of colours including white, yellow, blue and rose.

Growing tips

  • This is an ideal dried flower variety that holds its colour well. Hang with heads down in a well-aired indoor position until fully dried.
  • For an interesting look, make up a vase of Yates Waterwise Water Crystals and add a touch of food colouring of your choice – sit flower stems in crystals mix.

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