• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Foliage to 18 in. tall, clumps 2 ft. wide, flower stalks to 2 to 3 ft.
    Key Feature:
    Summer Flowering
    Blooms nearly year-round; heaviest in summer.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:lih-MOAN-ee-um per-EE-z-i
    Plant type:Perennial
    Sunset climate zones:13, 15 - 17, 20 - 27
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Foliage to 18 in. tall, clumps 2 ft. wide, flower stalks to 2 to 3 ft.
    Special features:Easy Care, Waterwise
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Blooms nearly year-round; heaviest in summer.
    Flower color:Purple
    Garden styleMediterranean, Rustic
    Design IdeasA great accent plant among big-leaved tropicals. Conveniently small for beach cottages and bungalows, in courtyards and sheltered front-entry gardens. Plant it in dry streambeds or among landscape boulders in rocky outcroppings. Grows well in seaside conditions, along palisades, dunes and embankments. Also lovely in large pots with assorted annuals.
    Companion PlantsBlack-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Echeveria (Echeveria); Sedum (Sedum); Yarrow (Achillea)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
  • History & Lore
    This genus was classified as Status by Willdenow of Germany under the name derived from the Greek statikos, which roughly translates to "stand" due to its use as a wound coagulant, or perhaps because its everlasting flowers seem to stand indefinitely. Statice has been dropped altogether so that all species are now Limonium. This species is native to the Canary Islands off the west coast of Africa. The species was named for R. G.V. Perez of Orotavia.
    Limoniums are the most famous "everlastings" due to the dry, papery nature of their flowers valued by arrangers and crafters through history.