German Statice


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Common Name: German Statice
Botanical Name: Goniolimon tartaricum (gon-ee-o-LEE-mon tar-TAR-i-cum)
Decorative Life: 4-8 days, up to 14 days.
Post Harvest Care:
  • Remove bottom leaves if present, recut stems under water and place into a fresh flower food solution.
  • Leaf and stem yellowing and Botrytis infection (gray mold) are problems. Separate stems from bunches for air circulation.
Harvest Instructions: Harvest when flowers are about 70% open.
Family Roots:
  • Member of the Plumbaginaceae (Plumbago or leadwort family).
  • Native to the Mediterranean region and the Caucasus Mountains.
  • Related species include Armeria, Ceratostigma.
Personality:
  • Tiny flowers with colored papery bracts occur in one-sided ranked clusters at stem ends.
  • Stems 24-36 inches long.
  • Plant is a herbaceous perennial, classed as a dicotyledon, leaves not parallel veined.
  • Flowers have no fragrance.
Availability: Late summer- early fall.
Flower Color: White, rose-pink, violet.
Storage Specifics: Store at 36-38F (3 days or less), 32-34F (more than 3 days).
Tidbits:
  • From the Greek "gonio" (angled) and "limonium" (a related genus). Also known as Limmonium tartaricum.
  • Statice is an ideal addition to fresh and dried arrangements. Native of the coastal and desert environments of the Mediterranean, central Asia and the Canary Islands, the durable Statice flower “clusters” can be dried by cutting the stems and hanging them upside down in a cool, airy place.