Fresh Pick: Statice

Farmer Blue is a 12-acre, cut-flower farm in Seabrook. Its owner is working hard to build a better bouquet with local flowers. The farm grows over 300 varieties of annuals and perennials for florists and event planners in the Lowcountry. 

Here is owner David Blue’s favorite flower for June: 

Limonium sinuatum, a member of the plumbago family, is native to the whole Mediterranean Basin. The common names are Statice or Sea Lavender. The name Statice is derived from “stay” or “to stay,” as the flowers last for many days and then dry well as an everlasting. People would put the flower in their lapel or hat brim if a loved one was away, to remind themselves of this person. The name Sea Lavender is not symbolic but a description of a plant that can tolerate salty coastal conditions.

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