Also known as sea lavender or statice. The wavy spoon shaped leaves form a rosette from which sprays of tiny rich purple flowers appear in July to September both the leaves and the flowers are good for cutting the flowers are also excellent for drying. The leaves turn red in autumn. Loved by bees and butterflies. Plant in full sun in well- drained soil where it will grow to an ultimate height of 1m and spread of 50cm, drought resistant it is hardy to -20C.