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Statice, Mixed Bold Colors

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Dense sprays of small, papery blooms on stiff stems.

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Statice Bold Colors mix with its blend of white, yellow, rose, blue and lavender blossoms is ideal for fresh bouquets, and once dried, the flowers last for months. Proven tops for performance and adaptability in the garden, easy to grow and attracts butterflies.
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Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

24-30 inches

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

8-10 inches

Ornamental Use Ways in which the product may be used in the garden for ornamental effect.

Cut Flowers

Life Cycle This refers to whether a plant is an annual, biennial or perennial. Annuals complete their life cycles in one year; biennials produce foliage the first year and bloom and go to seed the second year; perennials can live for more than two years.

Annual

Sow Method This refers to whether the seed should be sown early indoors and the seedlings transplanted outside later, or if the seed should be sown directly in the garden at the recommended planting time.

Indoor Sow

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How to Sow and Plant

Statice may be grown from seed sown early indoors and transplanted outside after frost, or sown directly in the garden

Sowing Seed Indoors:

  • Sow statice indoors 10 weeks before the last frost
  • Sow ¼ inch deep in seed-starting formula
  • Keep the soil moist at 65-70 degrees F
  • Seedlings emerge in 21-30 days
  • Firm lightly and keep evenly moist
  • As soon as seedlings emerge, provide plenty of light on a sunny windowsill or grow seedlings 3-4 inches beneath fluorescent plant lights turned on 16 hours per day, off for 8 hours at night. Raise the lights as the plants grow taller. Incandescent bulbs will not work for this process because they will get too hot. Most plants require a dark period to grow, do not leave lights on for 24 hours.
  • Thin to one seedling per cell when they have two sets of leaves.
  • Seedlings do not need much fertilizer, feed when they are 3-4 weeks old using a starter solution (half strength of a complete indoor houseplant food) according to manufacturer’s directions.
  • If you are growing in small cells, you may need to transplant the seedlings to 3 or 4 inch pots when seedlings have at least 2 pairs of true leaves before transplanting to the garden so they have enough room to develop strong roots.
  • Before planting in the garden, seedling plants need to be “hardened off”. Accustom young plants to outdoor conditions by moving them to a sheltered place outside for a week. Be sure to protect them from wind and hot sun at first. If frost threatens at night, cover or bring containers indoors, then take them out again in the morning. This hardening off process toughens the plant’s cell structure and reduces transplant shock and scalding.

Sowing Directly in the Garden:

  • Direct sow in well-drained, poor soil in full sun after danger of frost.
  • Remove weeds and work organic matter into the top 6-8 inches of soil; then level and smooth.
  • Sow seeds evenly and thinly in rows 18 inches apart and cover with ¼ inch of fine soil.
  • Firm lightly and keep evenly moist.
  • Seedlings will emerge in 21-30 days depending on soil and weather conditions.
  • Thin to stand 18 inches apart when seedlings are 1-2 inches tall.

Transplanting in the Garden:

  • Plant in the garden after all danger of frost has passed.
  • Select a location in full sun in soil that drains well.
  • Prepare the bed by turning the soil under to a depth of 8 inches. Level with a rake to remove clumps of grass and stones.
  • Dig a hole for each plant large enough to amply accommodate the root ball.
  • Place the top of the root ball even with the level of the surrounding soil. Fill with soil to the top of the root ball. Press soil down firmly with your hand leaving a slight depression around the plant to hold water.
  • Water thoroughly, so that a puddle forms in the saucer you have created. This settles the plants in, drives out air pockets and results in good root-to-soil contact.
  • Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their seeds from germinating.
  • Mulches also help retain soil moisture and maintain even soil temperatures. For annuals an organic mulch of shredded leaves lends a natural look to the bed and will improve the soil as it breaks down in time. Always keep mulches off a plant’s stems to prevent possible rot.
  • Plants need about 1 inch of rain per week during the growing season. Use a rain gauge to check to see if you need to add water. It's best to water with a drip or trickle system that delivers water at low pressure at the soil level. If you water with overhead sprinklers, water early in the day so the foliage has time to dry off before evening, to minimize disease problems. Keep the soil moist but not saturated.
  • Until plants become established, some protection from extreme winds and direct, hot sunlight may be necessary. Good air movement is also important.
  • After new growth appears, a light fertilizer may be applied. Keep granular fertilizers away from the plant crown and foliage to avoid burn injury. Use low rates of a slow release fertilizer, as higher rates may encourage root rots. Statice is tolerant of poor soils, do not over fertilize.
  • Remove spent flower heads to keep plants flowering until fall.
  • Monitor for pests and diseases. Check with your local Cooperative Extension Service for pest controls recommended for your area.
  • Remove plants after they are killed by frost in fall to avoid disease issues the following year.
  • Deadheading prolongs blooming.
  • Statice is a must for cutting and drying. Cut when most of the flowers in the cluster have opened fully and hang them in small bunches in a warm, dark place to dry.
  • Statice is attractive in beds and borders where it can be a filler with other annuals.
Sun
Full Sun
Height
24-30 inches
Spread
8-10 inches
Ornamental Use
Cut Flowers
Life Cycle
Annual
Sow Method
Indoor Sow
Flowering
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Bloom Duration
9 weeks
Statice, Mixed Bold Colors is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for Dried Arrangements I have been growing flowers for dried arrangements for several years. This mix has done a beautiful job for producing large, healthy blooms every time. I use it in a cutting garden rather than one for show in the garden.
Date published: 2007-02-16
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