Liatris

Basic Facts:

Commonly known as Kansas Feather or Gayfeather.

Garden Use:

Late summer perennials good for prairie-style and traditional cottage or herbaceous borders

Wildlife Interest:

Superb for bees and butterflies

Cut Flower Use:

Excellent for cutting and can be dried.

Cultivation:

Best in poor soil in sun - will get a lot taller in rich soils.

Propagation:

Divide in spring.

Pests and Diseases:

Nothing specific. We haven't noticed they particularly prone to slug damage.

History:

A member of the Asteraceae family.

Liatris spicata Floristan Violet

Purple bottlebrush flowers that unusually open top-down along the stem. About 2ft 6in tall

Commonly used in prairie plantings but also makes a great border plant and cut flower.

Price 4.50 (9cm pot) available to order for spring delivery

Perfect Partners: Floristan Violet is match wonderfully by Verbena bonariesis and complemented by Lynchis coronaria Alba.

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