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Paprozzi, Ellen T. (1986). Annual statice in Nebraska (Research Bulletin No. 308)
Annual statice can be successfully grown, harvested, and preserved under Nebraska's climatic conditions. Start plants from seed nine weeks before they are field or garden planted. The earlier in the season that planting occurs, the greater the yield. Apply fertilizer before and after planting. Herbicides are recommended to eliminate hand weeding and allow maximum yield. Flowers should be harvested when all florets are fully open and can be used fresh, or dry stored at 2C (36F). Statice can also be preserved by drying or soaking fresh cut stems in 1:2 or 1:3 glycerine to water solution for 48 hours and then microwaving for 1 minute at 34C (97F) (medium high setting).