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Limonium sinuatum


  • Suitable for pot and container production
  • Excellent landscape performance
  • Optimal usage as cut and dried flower for floral arrangements
  • Intense flower colors
  • Attracts beneficial insects
  • Dark, dense growing leaves
  • Minimum germination: 85%


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All information in our technical guide is based on our own trials and would therefore be as guideline only. Detailed cultivation aspects vary depending on climate, location, time of year and environmental conditions. Benary expressly disclaims any responsibility for the content of such data/information and makes no representation or warranty for the cultivation of any products listed. It is recommended that growers conduct a trial of products under their own conditions.

Crop Time
Spring: 14 - 16 weeks
Height ∅
24 ″ / 60 cm
Width ∅
14 ″ / 35 cm
Sun - Partial shade
Seed Form
Raw Seed
Best Uses
Landscape, Pot Plant

Culture guide


Pots, containers, landscape, cut flower

Sow time

From mid of Febuary onwards

Sowing method

1 seed per plug. Cover the seed with vermiculite or substrate after sowing.


Optimum conditions for seedling development, beginning on the day of sowing until radicle emergence. Expect radicle emergence in 4-7 days. Humidity should be between 95-100 % until day 7; then reduce to 40-60 %.

Growing on

Facultative long day plant. High light intensity and warmer temperatures shorten the total crop time. But the plants flower more rapidly and grow more uniform and stable if subjected to a cold treatment of 10-13 °C for 3-5 weeks after germination. A day length > 12 hours will result in flower initiation


Plug culture: pH 5.8-6.2; EC 0.5-0.7. Begin with a wet (4) for the first 7 days. On day 8 begin to alternate between a wet (4) and a moist (3). On the long term, a moist (3) is optimum for the seedlings. Good ventilation and horizontal airflow will always help.

Growing on: pH 5.8-6.2; EC 1.2-1.5. Alternate between moisture levels moist (3) and medium (2). Let plants dry back before re-saturating. Avoid overwatering.


Plug culture: 18-21 °C on days 1-7. For irrigation use warm water (above 18 °C) only. After radicle emergence, 16-18 °C during night and day. When the roots reach the bottom of the cell, the temperature can be lowered to 13-16 °C.

Growing on: 13-16 °C during days, 10-13 °C during nights. Do not grow the plants at higher temperatures. This will keep the plants toned and prevent excessively large leaves.


Plug culture: In the early plug stage, maintain an EC < 0,7. Fertilize the crop with less than 100 ppm nitrogen, using a complete balanced fertilizer. Begin fertilizing early to improve seedling quality. When the plants are well established, maintain an EC of 0.7-1.2 with fertilization of 100-175 ppm nitrogren.

Growing on: High fertilization levels are required. Fertilize the crop weekly with 175-225 ppm nitrogen, using a complete balanced fertilizer.

Stage I Starts with the radicle breaking through the testa. The roots are touching the medium. Ends with fully developed cotyledons.
Stage II Starts from fully developed cotyledons. Ends with the fully developed true leaf or true leaf pair.
Stage III Starts from the fully developed true leaf or true leaf pair and ends with 80% of the young plants being marketable.
Stage IV All young plants are ready for sale and in the process of being hardened off. This stage lasts about 7 days.

The cultural recommendations are based on results from trials conducted under Central European conditions. Different conditions in other parts of the world may lead to deviations in results achieved.

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