• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous 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

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  • Other common names broad-leaved statice

  • Synonyms Limonium latifolium

  • Family Plumbaginaceae

  • 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

  • Details 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


  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Clump-forming

  • 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)




  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered


  • Chalk


  • Chalk


  • Chalk


  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral


  • 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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