Liatris spicata

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Spiked Gayfeather

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9

This is the native species.
Rose-lavender flower spikes open from the top down!
A very popular cut flower in the florist industry.
Perfect for meadows and gardens.

Height

24-40 Inches

Spread

18-24 Inches

Color

Blue/Purple

Interesting Notes

This plant is starring in The Lurie Garden at Millenium Park.

Bloom Time

July-August

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Flower spikes are best cut back after blooming to improve the plants appearance.
Can tolerate moist areas.
Little or no maintenance needed.

When to Divide

spring or fall

Good Companions

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium), Fall Aster (Aster novi-belgii), Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata), Purple Flame Grass (Miscanthus sinensis v. purpurascens), Coneflower (Echinacea ), Black-Eyed-Susan (Rudbeckia speciosa), Butterfly Bush (Buddleia ), Coneflower (Echinacea Sombrero ), Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum superbum), Violet Pinwheels Phlox (Phlox ), Sea Holly (Erynigium planum)

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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