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 statice in a garden

  1. Fill starter pots or trays with Yates Black Magic 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 Organic Plant Food.
  3. Allow the seedlings to grow to at least 5 cm before transplanting.
  4. When transplanting them into your prepared garden bed, ensure seedlings are well spaced – at least 30-40 cm apart. Water in well with diluted Yates Thrive Natural Seaweed Tonic to help reduce transplant shock and promote root growth.
  5. Mulch with an organic mulch, such as bark chips, woodchip or pea straw.
  6. Feed regularly during the growing and flowering season with Yates Thrive Rose & Flower Granular Plant Food. TIP: For an added boost, apply Yates Thrive Fish Blood & Bone Plant Food Concentrate.
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How to grow statice 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 Premium Potting Mix.
  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 woodchip or pea straw around the base of the plant.
  6. Feed regularly during the growing and flowering season with Yates Thrive Roses & Flowers Liquid Plant Food. TIP: For an added boost, apply Yates Thrive Fish Blood & Bone Plant Food Concentrate.

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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 Storage Crystals and add a touch of food colouring of your choice – sit flower stems in crystals mix.

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Yates Premium Potting Mix

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