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Liatris spicata

Common Name(s):
Blazing Stars, Gay Feather, Snakeroot, Spike gayfeather
Cultivar(s):
'Kobold'
Categories:
Native Plants, Perennial Bulbs, Perennials
Comment:

Liatris is unusual in flowering from the top to the bottom of the spike. It is a beautiful American wildflower which was brought to Europe, popularized as a cut flower and perennial, and then returned to popularity in the USA.

Season:
summer to fall
Light:
Full sunlight to PM only or AM only sunlight
Height:
1.5-3 ft.
Flowering Period:
Summer
Flower Color:
Blue, White
Depth:
5 in.
Usage:
Beds, rock gardens, and fresh cut flowers.
Organ:
Corm
Hardiness:
USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9
Propagation:
division of tuberous roots in spring, seed
Exposure:
full sun to light shade
Soil:
well-drained
Regions:
Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain
Origin:
Eastern USA, North Carolina
Tags:
cpp, ncemgva2018

NCCES plant id: 734

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