Rose-red statice - American Beauty. Statice is a mainstay of traditional flower arrangements. It is easy to grow and comes in a wide range of colors.
Germination: 7-10 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-75ºF.
Seed Planting Depth: Sow on the surface and lightly cover the seed
Starting Indoors: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Provide 70-75ºF soil temperature. Transplant into the garden after the last frost.
Sowing Outdoors: Direct sowing not recommended
Growth Habit: Upright
Height and Width: 24-30” by 10-12”
Spacing: 12-16” apart
Light Needs: Full sun
Soil Needs: Fertile, well-drained
Approximate days to flower from seed: 110-120 days
Uses: Fresh and dried cut flowers, flower beds, and containers
Care: Water seedlings regularly until established. Amend the soil with compost before transplanting. Harvest when blossoms have fully opened. Keep flowers cut to encourages more flower production. Hang upside down to dry in a cool dark place.