Sea lavender (or Limonium) is a popular dried flower. It's a coastal plant with many pretty flowers. There was a time in the 1980s when sea lavender - or Limonium - was popular as an ornamental, houseplant; it brings the sun into the house with its many pretty flowers. A drought-tolerant perennial that can be found along roadsides and in open, sandy areas on the coasts of southern Europe and North Africa, it is also called "sea lavender," and its flowers (which range from pink to white) smell like citrus. Since they do not attract pollinating insects, they are attractive to butterflies and moths.
If dried correctly, sea lavenders retain their color and shape for a long time without losing their aromas. To keep them as fresh as possible over the winter months, pack the stems loosely in paper or cloth bags and store them in an unheated, shady place. A bouquet of dried sea lavenders makes a delicate, soapy decoration. The fresh plant has an intensively aromatic lemon smell that can liven up rooms for weeks on end. If you want to use the flowers as cut flowers, take the stems in summer and put them in water immediately. You should also change the water daily.
The loosely branched, veil-like Limonium is available in white, blue, and sometimes also as yellow, lavender, violet, pink and two-tone flowering varieties. The petals are a bit reminiscent of paper. In addition to the well-known species, there are also heavily branched, delicate species available whose branches look like a delicate mist, full of small flowers in shades of gray, blue, or purple.
After drying, the sea lavender stem is strong enough to be used as a support for heavier flower heads. The dried plant has an intensively aromatic lemon smell that can liven up rooms for weeks on end. When dried correctly, sea lavenders retain their color and shape for a long time without losing their aromas.
The dried flowers retain their color and keep well for many months if stored in paper bags. The fresh plant has an intensively aromatic lemon smell that can liven up rooms for weeks on end. If you want to use the flowers as cut flowers, take the stems in summer and put them in water immediately. You should also change the water daily. The dried sea lavenders make a delicate, soapy decoration.
Global limonium production
According to a report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the global production of limonium in 2014 was about 10,000 tonnes. The majority of limonium production takes place in Europe, with Spain being the largest producer. Other major producers include Italy, France, and Greece. Production in North America is relatively small, with the United States being the largest producer.
The global production of limonium is expected to continue to grow in the coming years as the demand for this flower increases. This is especially true in Asia, where the popularity of limonium is on the rise. In China, for example, limonium sales have tripled in the past five years. As the global demand for limonium grows, so too will the need for more limonium production. This will provide opportunities for growers and producers in many parts of the world.