Another old, dried flower favourite from the 70s making a big come back is statice. Although it’s available in a range of bright colours, it’s mostly associated with deep blue violet-coloured flowers. These plants are also classified as half hardy, sun-loving annuals that dry well. Therefore, they are traditionally paired with strawflowers in dried flower arrangements.
Growing to heights of around 60cm they work well planted in the middle of a flower border. Seeds can be sown from February until April at a depth of 0.5cm in trays of seed compost, watered well and placed in a warm location such as a warm kitchen windowsill.
Bear in mind that the temperature should remain between 15-20˚C. Again, keep the compost moist but not waterlogged whilst the seeds are growing and transplant to modules when the seedlings are large enough to handle.