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Week 40 – October 02, 2023

Plant Information

Liatris spicata

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Plant Details:

Scientific Name: Liatris spicata

Common Name: Gayfeather

Hardiness Zone: 3a - 9b

Hardiness Degree: -40°F (-40.0°C)

Blooming Season: Summer, Late Summer

Plant Habit: Columnar, Mounded, Upright

Characteristics: Attracts Butterflies, Heat Tolerant

Water: Medium

Fertilize: None or when needed only

Spacing: 18 - 24" (46 - 61cm)

Height: 24 - 40" (61 - 102cm)

Width: 12 - 24" (30 - 61cm)

Exposure: Sun

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.

Grower Information:

Long, thick, bottlebrushlike flower spikes. Upright stems encased in fans of long, narrow leaves. Violet-blue flowers.