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Psylliostachys suworowii

Psylliostachys suworowii

Synonym(s) Limonium suworowii; Statice suworowii
Common name Russian statice; rat's tail statice
Family plumbaginaceae
Life cycle annual
Flowers pink-red (summer)
Size 18-24"
Light sun
Cultural notes well-drained soil

Twisty wands of rosy pink flowers, suitable for cutting. I made the mistake of planting this in our nursery area (forgetting that it is an annual), where it gets lost between all the more assertive young plants. But even in a garden border, I'm not sure where I'd use a plant with such a spindly habit. Perhaps I need to treat it better to see more impressive results.

Russian statice; rat's tail statice
Basal foliage looks like a cross between limp leaf lettuce and dandelion

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '09 trade. Baggy 70F (12%G, 5-10d)

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