Limonium, also known as Sea Lavender, is a genus of about 120 species in the family Plumbaginaceae, native to the Mediterranean region and central Asia.
Limonium is a tall plant with a cluster of small flowers sitting atop sturdy stems. It comes in a wonderful range of colors and is easy to maintain. The flowers are widely used in fresh and dried flower arrangements, but are also beautiful in the garden.
The scientific name comes from the Greek word “leimon”, meaning “a meadow”, in reference to the plant’s original habitat.
The plant is also known as Sea Lavender. This name is given because it grows along the sea.
Limonium symbolizes remembrance, success, sympathy and beauty.
Interesting facts about Limonium:
Benefits and Uses
The plant has been used in herbal remedies to treat diarrhoea, chronic gonorrhoea, gleet, leucorrhoea, chronic dysentery, atonic dyspepsia, pulmonary hemorrhage, chronic laryngitis and bronchorrhea.
Limonium flowers are one of the best everlasting and dried flowers.
They are long lasting in the vase, whether fresh or dried, and retain much of their color when dried. The plant has great value both as a fresh cut flower and in dried flower arrangements.
Annuals, Perennials, Shrubs
The flowers are blue, purple, pink, yellow or white.
The plant grows up to 90 cm (3 ft) in height.
Limonium prefers rich and well-drained soil in full sun. It is not particular as to soil pH.