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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.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
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).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. It is in flower from Jul to October. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Flies, bees, wind, self.The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (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.

Synonyms

Statice limonium

Habitats

Cultivated Beds.

Muddy salt marshes, avoiding shade[17].

Edible Uses

None known

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].

Other Uses

Repellent;  Tannin.

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

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.

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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Found In

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Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Author

Mill.

Botanical References

17200

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