Latin Name Pronunciation: lee-moe’nee-um

This genus includes species of annuals, perennials, and subshrubs that are native to coastal and desert areas around the world. In summer and into autumn, plants produce panicles of tiny flowers and bracts held above basal rosettes of tapered leaves. The blooms attract beneficial insects to the garden, and they make excellent fresh and dried bouquets.

Plant Limonium in a sunny location in well-drained (even sandy) soil. Plants work well as fillers in the front of the border or in rock gardens.