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Limonium minutum

Limonium minutum
Limonium minutum
Limonium minutum

Synonym(s) Statice minuta
Family plumbaginaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers violet
Size 6-8"
Light sun
Cultural notes well-drained soil, drought-tolerant
Seed ripensearly August

By the time July rolled around in their first year (having been started in late winter), these plants were little marvels of tightly cropped shiny thick leaves, with a decidedly succulent appearance. My first attempt from seed was unsuccessful: the seedlings didn't make it through a full year in our garden. Try number two worked out better, giving me second-year plants inhabiting both the rock garden and a small hypertufa trough on our patio. By early June they sent up their bare branched flower-stems; tiny flowers appeared by early July.

Limonium minutum
The fleshy rosettes are evergreen, to a certain degree – but as this photo shows, they don't come through winter unscathed.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '09/'10 exchange. Baggy 70F (33%G, 10-16d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (50%G, 10-12d)
  3. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (43%G, 11-30d)
  4. Seed from '12 garden, cold-stored. Baggy 70F (25%G, 7-20d)
  5. Seed from '12 garden, cold-stored. Baggy 70F (47%G, 5-8d)
  6. Seed from '12 garden, cold-stored. Baggy 70F (26%G, 5-13d)

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