Psylliostachys also known as Statice, Pink Pokers, Suworow Statice, Russian Statice, Lambs Tail, Rat Tail, Rat tail Statice are erect annuals found in sandy soils on plains and in foothills from Syria to Iran and C. Asia. They have light to mid green leaves and usually bloom from spring to autumn. Plants are grown for their flowers which are excellent to cut for drying. Frost hardy to half hardy. If required for drying, cut flowers before they are fully open.