Gayfeather - liatris spicata

Gayfeather - liatris spicata

Light: full sun

Height: 3-5' (1-1.5m)

Space: 1.5' (.45m)

Features: Densely packed flower spikes rise above a mound of sword-like leaves. The flowers attract butterflies to the garden. The blooms have the unusual habit of opening from the top down. 

Uses: Great for mixed borders, naturalized areas, and for strong vertical accent. Impressive in large groups. Provides long-lasting cut flowers.

Care: Very easy to grow in virtually any location. Does best in light, well-drained soil. Keep soil moist, watering freely in dry weather. Remove faded flowers for best display.