Russian Statice

Heirloom

#1001
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The unique, unusual growth habit and the rosy color of this Asian wildflower adds a welcome contrast in the landscape. It makes a long-lasting cut flower that has been loved in European markets for years, and is now occasionally found at local farmer's markets; but now you can enjoy it, too! Its sweet nectar lures in the butterflies.
$1.89 200 mg

Botanical Name: Psylliostachys suworowii

Family: Plumbaginaceae

Native: Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan

Hardiness: Annual

Plant Dimensions: 12"–18" tall

Variety Information: Upright panicles (spikes) of rose-colored, tiny flowers have one main spike and a few additional spikes with a total height of up to 18". Flower spikes may be smaller in the heat of summer.

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Summer to early fall

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Good for Containers

When to Sow Outside: 2 to 4 weeks after your average last frost date, when soil temperature is above 65°F.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 8 to 10 weeks before your average last frost date. Sow in biodegradable pots; roots sensitive to disturbance. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 65°–75°F.

Days to Emerge: 7–14 Days

Seed Depth: Surface to 1/8"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 8"–12"

Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 8"–12"

Harvesting: For longest vase life, cut in the morning once flowers have fully colored. To dry flowers, hang upside down out of direct sunlight for about 3 weeks until stems are dry and crisp enough to snap. Dried flowers are fragile, so handle gently.

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