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 (stăt′ĭ-sē′, stăt′ĭs)
[Latin staticē, an astringent plant, from Greek statikē, from feminine of statikos, causing to stand, astringent, from statos, standing; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]


(Plants) a plant name formerly held to include both Armeria (thrift) and Limonium (sea lavender). The gardener's statice comprises various species of the latter, esp those whose flowers can be dried and kept: family Plumbaginaceae. See thrift, sea lavender
[Latin: thrift, from Greek statikē, from statikos astringent (from a medicinal use of thrift)]

sea′ lav`ender

an Old World maritime plant of the genus Limonium, of the leadwort family. Also called statice.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.statice - any of various plants of the genus Limonium of temperate salt marshes having spikes of white or mauve flowersstatice - any of various plants of the genus Limonium of temperate salt marshes having spikes of white or mauve flowers
genus Limonium, Limonium - sea lavender
subshrub, suffrutex - low-growing woody shrub or perennial with woody base
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Cockscomb, statice, baby's breath, salvia, and strawflower are among the easiest for beginners because they dry quickly (7 to 10 days) and retain their colors well.
Annuals such as love in the mist, statice and helichrysum, plus perennials like sea holly and Chinese lanterns, are perfect.
For any conifers growing in your garden, dress them up with seed heads of ornamental onion and sprays of everlasting flowers, such as baby's breath, eriogo-num, fernbush, rabbitbrush, and statice. When cutting the blossoms, leave the stems long enough to poke in between the branches of the tree so no wiring is needed to hold the flowers in place.
However, show-goers also sampled carnations, lilies, alstromeria, gypsophilla, eryngiums, arabicum, hypericum and statice, amongst many others.
Gather in achillea and statice flower stems while they are still brightly coloured.
The important cut flowers that have a known name in Pakistani trade are Roses, Gladiolus, Iris, Carnation, Narcissus, Lilies, Gerbera, Freesia (Gul-e-Farzana) and Statice (Gul-e-Sataish).
Others include Gypsophilla, Lilies Eryngiums, arabicum, hypericum, Statice, a range of summer flowers amongst many others.
Gladiolus, roses, carnations, tuberose, marigold, jasmine, gerberas, lilies, statice and chrysanthemum, etc.
Some 380 hectares are devoted to the production of cut flowers like gladioli, roses, chrysanthemums, statice, ponpon, dahlia, anthurium and baby's breath.
The wrapped bouquets consist of beautiful, in season sunflowers, accented with deep purple statice, which is a popular accent flower used in many of the shop's arrangements.