• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Limonium platyphyllum

Broad-leaved statice

Broad-leaved statice

© � RHS 2002

  • Other common names Broad-leaved statice

  • Synonyms Limonium latifolium

  • Genus Limonium can be annuals, deciduous or evergreen perennials with simple or pinnately lobed leaves and showy panicles of small flowers with long-lasting coloured tubular calyces and insignificant, ephemeral petals

  • Family Plumbaginaceae / Plumbaginaceae

  • Species L. platyphyllum is a rosette-forming perennial with a rosette of large, broadly spoon-shaped leaves, and sprays of tiny flowers with white calyx-tubes and pale violet petals

  • Plant range Europe Asia

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Clump-forming

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height

    0.5-1 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Best grown in sandy soil but will tolerate any well-drained soil in full sun; useful for dry stony sites

Propagation Propagate by seed in pots outdoors in spring or propagate by division in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds Cut Flowers Cottage & Informal Garden Coastal Gravel Garden

How to care

Pruning Cut back after flowering

Pests Generally pest free

Diseases Generally disease free

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