Limonium perezii

Limonium perezii, or Sea Lavender, as it’s more commonly known, is a perennial shrub with large clusters of tiny flowers with brilliant purple calyces and white corollas. The foliage of Limonium perezii is long-stalked with deep, oval to diamond-shaped leaves. It has a fleshy like texture – similar to Sedums.

Limonium perezii

Landscape design uses

Limonium perezii is perfect for all sorts of garden styles, including Mediterranean, coastal and rock gardens. We like using the blooms in garden beds and borders, pots and containers. They’re also great when used as cut flowers – especially in dried arrangements. We planted Sea Lavender in a raised garden bed accompanied by Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ in our Elsternwick project – click the link to view the full project.

Limonium perezii and Sedum 'Autumn Joy'

How to plant

Plant in full sun and well-drained soil. You can expect Sea Lavender to grow to approx. 90cm wide and high. When planting, space pots approx. 90cm apart.

Limonium perezii

Care and maintenance

Sea Lavender is a low maintenance shrub and requires minimal watering during summer. We recommend removing the old foliage before new leaves unfurl and dividing clumps every 2 – 3 years in early spring for further growth. This plant is excellent for coastal areas as it can tolerate salt spray, wind, drought and heat.