Liatris spicata 'Alba'

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Spiked Gayfeather, Blazing Star

USDA Hardiness Zone 2-9

White flower spikes provide an interesting vertical accent in the garden.
Flower spikes are unusual in that they open from the top down!

Height

36-40 Inches

Spread

18-24 Inches

Color

White

Bloom Time

July-August

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Flower spikes are best cut back after bloom to imporve the plants appearance.

When to Divide

spring or fall

Good Companions

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium), Meadow Phlox (Phlox maculata), Stoke's Aster (Stokesia laevis), Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia), Tickseed (Coreopsis Big Bang), Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium maculatum), Feather Reed Grass (Calamagrostis acutiflora), Ironweed (Vernonia lettermanii), Hybrid Sage (Salvia nemorosa)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Attributes & Uses
Cut Flowers
Exposure
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist
Well-drained
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