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common name: Rat Tail Statice, Pink Pokers, Russian Statice
synonyms: Psylliostachys suworowii, Statice suworowii
growth rate: medium
growth habit: erect
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 9 to 11
Half hardy annual producing long, usually twisting spikes of purplish pink flowers from midsummer. Erect perennial, often treated as an annual. Deeply lobed, wavy edged, leathery green leaves. May be perennial in mild climates.
Well drained, preferably sandy soil in full sun.
Used for flower arranging or drying as "everlasting" flowers.