Scientific Name: Liatris spicata
Common Name: Gayfeather
Hardiness Degree: -40°F (-40.0°C)
Blooming Season: Summer, Late Summer
Plant Habit: Columnar, Mounded, Upright
Characteristics: Attracts Butterflies, Heat Tolerant
Fertilize: None or when needed only
Spacing: 18 - 24" (46 - 61cm)
Height: 24 - 40" (61 - 102cm)
Width: 12 - 24" (30 - 61cm)
General Information: Large, impressive flower spikes are outstanding cut or dried flowers and a magnet for butterflies. Attractive planted with rudbeckia, echinacea or phlox. Blossoms open from top of spike; simply remove spike tips to trim away faded flowers.
Long, thick, bottlebrushlike flower spikes. Upright stems encased in fans of long, narrow leaves. Violet-blue flowers.