May Flowers: Statice Flowers

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Grown for both its colorful flowers and its everlasting calyx (the green leaf that encloses the flower bud), statice is also considered an herb, referred to as “sea lavender.” Statice is commonly used in dried flower arrangements as well as fresh bouquets. Its botanical name is derived from the Greek word “limonium,” meaning meadow, referring to the plants original habitat and likely why this versatile flower is also called marsh-rosemary.

Statice is a sought after filler flower because of it’s feathery appearance and long lasting vase life. The flower features small, delicate petals that fluff together atop green stems. With 14 different varieties and color choices, Statice is a great choice if you’re looking to complete your centerpieces, bouquets or other floral arrangements.