Description of sea lavender: Large, leathery leaves to 10 inches long form a basal rosette, which, in late July and August, sends up 2-foot stems that branch out into huge clouds of tiny 1/8-inch lavender-blue flowers. Sea lavender ease of care: Easy.
How to grow sea lavender: Plants need full sun and a good, well-drained garden soil with plenty of sand for drainage. They do well in seaside gardens.
Propagating sea lavender: By division or by seed.
Uses for sea lavender: Since they bloom in summer, sea lavenders are excellent choices for beds and borders, where their airy cloud of flowers has a lovely effect.
Sea lavender related variety: 'Violette' has brilliant, violet-blue flowers that keep their color when dried.
Scientific name for sea lavender: Limonium latifolium