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Liatris

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Description

Spike shaped flower that starts blooming from the top downward; numerous species; prefers full to AM sun and moist, well-drained soil; drought tolerant.  When planting, bury corms to a depth of 5 in. and space 6-8 in apart.  If necessary, store corms in cool, protected area; refrigerate for extended storage, greater than 3 weeks.

Cultivars:
Tags:
#fall#white#pink#sun#summer#blue#drought tolerant#lavender#wildflowers#corms#perennials#summer bulbs
Cultivars:
Tags:
#fall#white#pink#sun#summer#blue#drought tolerant#lavender#wildflowers#corms#perennials#summer bulbs
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Liatris
    Family:
    Asteroideae
    Life Cycle:
    Bulb
    Perennial
    Bulb Storage:
    If necessary, store corms in cool, protected area. Refrigerate for extended storage (greater than 3 weeks).
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Bulb
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Perennial
    Wildflower
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Spike
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Spike shaped flower that starts blooming from the top downward.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought