Limonium bellidifolium description
Miniature blue-lilac ‘everlasting’ flowers in late spring and the summer.
The foliage is unusual and consists of a tight rosette with spoon shaped leaves.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
Can tolerate a coastal aspect with a certain amount of salt laden air.
How easy is it to grow:
Good for an alpine bed, rock garden, by a patio, or in a container and is a bit tricky due to it’s small size and that the leaves can get scorched by severe weather, which is why it’s best to put it in a sheltered spot, otherwise it takes a long time for it to grow away from the damage. It has also got to have well drained soil.
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Common name: Matted Sea Lavender.
The best position in the garden:
Requires sun in a sheltered spot.
What type of soil:
Well drained soil.
How much moisture:
Normal, or dryish, stony.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Hardy, but can get ‘burnt’ by severe weather.
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Size of plant:
Height 20 cm.
Spread 10 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 100 plants per square metre.