Liatris pycnostachya alba

Kansas Gayfeather, Blazing Star

Native to the American prairies, showy Gayfeathers grow near Rudbeckia and Echinacea. Butterflies enjoy their tall, plume-like, white or purple flowers which appear in summer from the tops of leaves. Mix with other perennials in the back of borders or in cutting gardens. Sold as bareroot plants in winter or in containers. Lift and divide the fleshy roots in spring or fall.
Liatris pycnostachya alba, Kansas Gayfeather, Blazing Star
Spikes of white 15 to 18 inch long flowers, open from the top down, summer to fall. Foliage reaches 3 to 5 feet tall. When cutting, leave 2/3 of stem to produce food for plant. Heat-tolerant.

Attributes - Liatris pycnostachya alba

Plant Type: Perennial

Bloom Season: Early Summer through Late Summer

Flower Color: White

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 3 ft. to 5 ft.

Width: 1 ft. 5 in.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Notes: Cut Flowers.

Related Plants

Liatris spicata, Liatris spicata 'Alba', Liatris spicata 'Floristan Violet', Liatris spicata 'Kobold'
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