Limonium

Retro look flower with a romantic, vintage feel

Maybe the name means nothing to you, but Limonium was extremely popular in the '80s as a dried flower. Today, the bloom is back in fashion. It fits perfectly with our hazy, Polaroid nostalgia for summers past.

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Colours and shapes

Limonium is available in white, blue and sometimes yellow, lilac, purple, pink and bi-coloured. You also can get lovely branched varieties, full of small flowers in grey, blue or lilac shades. This flower has extremely long vase life, lasting betwen 7 and 21 days with regular top-ups of water.

Symbolism

Unfortunately, little is known about the symbolism of the Limonium. However, there are several stories about the leaves being used for medicinal purposes. They are said to help with coagulation and stop bleeding. The daintly petals make this strong, helpful and sweet flower an excellent thank-you gift for a friend.

Origin

Limonium grows in the wild in the Mediterranean, mainly by the sea. The name Limonium comes from the Green work Leimon, meaning pasture. You can also find the flower under the name statice or sea lavender.