Jul 10, 2020  Week: 28

QIS Pale Blue Limonium

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Scientific Name: Limonium sinuatum

Common Name: Statice

Propagation Method: Seed

Form Supplied As: Raw

Cultivation Type: High Tunnel, Field

Planting Density: 10 to 20 plants/sq. meter (1 to 2 plants/sq. foot).

Usage: Filler

Flower Color (primary): Blue

Flower Color (secondary): Blue

Foliage Color: Light Green

Widely recommended by professional cut flower growers in the world, QIS (‘Quality in Seed’) is a considerable improvement over standard seed varieties in uniformity, colour, flower size and stem quality. Produces clouds of tiny, non-shattering flowers. Delivers shippability and long vase life. Popular for both fresh and preserved cut flower production. Stiff stems do not require netting.

Stem Length: 76 - 89cm (30 - 35")

Harvest Recommendation: Harvest stems when 50% or more of florets are open, and sepals are coloured.

Post-Harvest Recommendation: Harvested stems should be placed in a hydration solution, then moved to a holding solution for best performance. Ethylene-inhibiting treatments are recommended. Make sure moisture on the stems is dried off prior to storage to prevent botrytis. Store at 3-5°C (36-41°F).

Vase Life Recommendation: Vase life average 8 days. Stems may also be dried.

Other QIS Varieties
QIS Apricot Limonium QIS Dark Blue Limonium QIS Lavender Limonium QIS Mixture Limonium QIS Pastel Limonium QIS Purple Limonium QIS Rose Limonium QIS White Limonium QIS Yellow Limonium