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Limonium vulgare - Mill.

Common Name Sea Lavender, Mediterranean sea lavender, Common Privet
Family Plumbaginaceae
USDA hardiness 4-7
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Muddy salt marshes, avoiding shade[17].
Range Western and southern Europe, including Britain, N. Africa, N. America.
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Other Uses    (1 of 5)
Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Limonium vulgare Sea Lavender, Mediterranean sea lavender, Common Privet


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Limonium vulgare Sea Lavender, Mediterranean sea lavender, Common Privet
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Summary

Bloom Color: White. Main Bloom Time: Early summer, Early spring, Late summer, Late spring, Mid summer, Mid spring. Form: Vase.


Physical Characteristics

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Limonium vulgare is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 6. It is in flower from July to October. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Flies, bees, wind. The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils and can grow in saline soils.
It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.

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Synonyms

Statice limonium

Plant Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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Decongestant  Depurative

The roots are decongestant and depurative[66]. They are used in the treatment of consumption with haemorrhage[257].

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Other Uses

Repellent  Tannin

The plant repels moths[66]. The root is a source of tannin[46].

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Landscape Uses:Border, Hedge, Screen, Superior hedge. Succeeds in light dry soils[1]. Tolerates maritime exposure[200]. A good bee plant[108]. Special Features: Not North American native, Invasive, Naturalizing, Attractive flowers or blooms.

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Plant Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in spring. Very difficult[200]. Root cuttings in late autumn or winter[200].

Other Names

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Limonium carolinianumSea Lavender, Lavender thriftPerennial0.6 4-8  LMHNDM01 
Limonium ornatum Perennial1.0 8-11  LMHNM10 
Limonium tetragonum Biennial0.5 5-9  LMHNM10 
Limonium thouinii Perennial0.2 8-11  LMNDM10 

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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Author

Mill.

Botanical References

17200

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