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

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    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Psylliostachys suworowii

Russian statice

  • Other common names Russian statice
    lambs' tails

    pink pokers
    rat-tail
    rat's tail statice

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  • Synonyms Limonium suworowii

  • Family Plumbaginaceae

  • Genus Psylliostachys are erect, usually rosette-forming annuals producing dense spikes of tiny, tubular pink or white flowers.

  • Details P. suworowii is an annual producing a basal rosette of light green leaves up to 15cm long. Tiny, rose-pink flowers are borne in narrow, cylindrical, branched spikes from summer to early autumn. Good for cut flowers, fresh or dried

  • Plant range Asia

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Columnar/Upright

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H2

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Clay

    Clay

  • Loam

    Loam

  • Sand

    Sand

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height 0.1-0.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread 0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 1 year

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in a warm, sheltered site in full sun

Propagation Propagate by seed sown at 21C in spring

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

How to care

Pruning No pruning needed

Pests Generally pest free

Diseases Prone to grey mould and powdery mildew

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