1 1/2 – 3" flower clusters are produced on strong stems in the field and greenhouse. Blooms in varying shades of rose pink. Seeker series is more uniform and has a better color range than Pacific, which it replaced. Also known as annual statice and wavyleaf sea lavender. Ht. 24-30". Avg. 9,900 seeds/oz. Packet: 100 seeds.
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 5-14 days at 70°F (21°C).
SOWING: Transplant (recommended): Sow 5-6 weeks before last frost, barely covering the seed as light is required for germination. Provide temperatures of 60°F (16°C) for 1-2 weeks after the seedlings emerge to encourage rooting. Transplant to cell packs or larger containers when true leaves appear. Harden off and plant outside after the last frost. Direct seeding is not recommended.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Rich, well-drained soil.
PLANT SPACING: 12".
HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.
HARVEST: Fresh or dried: When the individual flowers mostly open and showing color. Hang to dry.
USES: Excellent for fresh and dried cut flowers.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Limonium sinuatum
ALTERNATE NAMES: Annual statice, wavyleaf sea lavender