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2009
Limonium sinuatum
Flowers | Magnoliopsida

Scientific name - Limonium sinuatum

Synonyms - Still sinuous

Popular names - imortele, Sea Lavander static.

Distribution and Habitat - originally from Mediterranean regions, grows in dry and sandy places.

Description - basal rosette leaves, 5.12 x 1.5-3 mm, limb oblong-lanceolata, 1.3 mm peak cuspidata, dilated to the wing edges pinnate-lobate, 5 cm long stalks. Blossom wing, 20-40 cm, hispida, bracts 5-10 mm. Blue-purple calyx, campanulata, glabru tube or slightly hairy, 5-7 mm. Petals pale yellow, larger than calyx 2-4 mm. Blooms from July to September. Fruit capsule, 7-7.2 x 1.5-1.7 mm. Seeds obovoid-oblong, top truncata, 3.8-4.2 x 1-1.2 mm. 2n = 18.

Growth rate - fast.

Tolerances - drought and heat. Not tolerate transplantation.

Requirements & ndash, exhibitions sunny, morning shade, well-drained soil and good air circulation.

Management - each fall after flowering is over, the plants are clipped just above ground level or flower stems.

Propagation - by seeds. It resembles in February-March under glass, a good compost and covered with vermiculite. Germinate in 7-10 days to 18-20 ͦ C.

Natural partners and Garden - Gazania sp., Papaver somniferum, Pelargonium sp ..

Cultivars and varieties - 'Forever Gold' produces yellow flowers.

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