Statice flowers are perfect for drying. Learn how to dry statice, and use these unique flowers in your dried flower arrangements.

Statice, or Limonium sinuatum, is a tender perennial from the Mediterranean that can be grown as an annual flower in the cut flower garden.

These interesting blooms have strong thick stems, and tissue paper like flowers that are perfect for drying.

Dried statice holds it’s colour and stem strength. To dry the flower, it’s important to use the right right harvesting and drying techniques.

Statice should be harvested when the blooms are mature. If harvested in an immature stage of growth, there is a chance that the flowers will wilt.

This is an immature statice flower. The flowers are just beginning to open, and there are no tiny white flowers along with the colored parts of the flowers.

The colored parts in the flower head are actually the calyx of the flowers.The small white blooms are the statice flowers.

This is a mature statice flower. An indication of maturity on the statice flower is the presence of the tiny white blooms that open on top of the flower.

Mature statice flower heads have a beautiful intense color.Try to capture this color and preserve it, in the dried flowers, by harvesting at the right time.

Before drying, be sure to condition the freshly harvested statice flowers by providing time in a container to soak up water or a flower conditioning solution.

Hanging statice to dry is by far the easiest way to dry the flowers. This technique involves air drying and hanging the flowers upside down.

Pressing statice flowers is another way to dry them. The flowers become dried as they are slowly pressed flat.

Drying statice upright in a vase is another technique, which also works well, and you can get to enjoy the flowers as they are drying in the vase.

Drying statice in silica gel is another method of drying. Using this method is a quick and easy way to dry statice flower heads.

Statice is one of the best flowers for drying, due to the ease of process and the resulting beautiful blooms.

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