Liatris spicata

Gay-feather Spike, Grayfeather, 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, Gay-feather Spike, Grayfeather, Blazing Star
Its tall purple flower spikes make it suitable for stately perennial borders or wild gardens and meadows. Excellent fresh or dried flowers.

Attributes - Liatris spicata

Plant Type: Perennial

Bloom Season: Mid Summer through Mid Fall

Flower Color: Purple

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 3 ft. to 5 ft.

Width: 1 ft. 6 in.

Sunlight: Full Sun

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

Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates. Drought Tolerant, Showy Flowers.

Related Plants

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