Invasive Species Council of British Columbia
Grow Me Instead

Sea lavender

Limonium latifolium

About This Species

Zone 3a

Grow me instead of Baby’s breath, Mountain bluet

Sea lavender is an herbaceous perennial popular in cut flower arrangements for its dramatic display of small flowers. In the garden, it forms a cloud-like, mounding shape of these delicate blooms. Sea lavender is extremely heat and drought tolerant. Its flowers are loved by butterflies. This plant grows to 75 cm tall and 70 cm wide.

When selecting non-invasive plants for your garden, be sure to look for those that are suitable for your location, including moisture requirements, hardiness zone, and avoidance of known bear attractants among other factors.

Plant Special Features

  • Drought-tolerant
  • Fire smart
  • Bear smart
  • Pollinator friendly

Moisture Requirements


Dry or occasionally moist conditions