Liatris spicata 'Alba'

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 spicata, Gayfeather, Blazing Star
The most commonly grown species, 'Alba', shown here in an arrangement, flowers only in white.

Attributes - Liatris spicata 'Alba'

Plant Type: Perennial

Bloom Season: Early Summer through Mid Fall

Flower Color: White

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 2 ft. to 3 ft.

Width: 1 ft. 6 in.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates. Cut Flowers, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance.

Related Plants

Liatris pycnostachya alba, Liatris spicata, Liatris spicata 'Floristan Violet', Liatris spicata 'Kobold'
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