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Liatris spicata

Gayfeather

Hardy Perennial

Stiff spikes of tightly packed buds open from the top of the stem downwards to reveal columns of fluffy mauve blooms. Liatris spicata makes a colourful display in late summer which attracts clouds of bees and butterflies to its nectar rich flowers. This resilient and undemanding perennial also makes a bold cut flower for vases in doors. Height: 150cm (60”). Spread: 45cm (18”). Supplied as bare roots.

Ideal For:
cut flower garden, wildlife gardens
Flowering Period:
August, September
Position:
full sun
    • 4 bare root liatris plants

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    • Despatch: by end of November 2017
    • £6.99
Plant Liatris bare roots at the earliest opportunity following delivery. Should soil conditions prevent planting directly into borders (if soil is frozen or waterlogged), Liatris should be potted up, watered sparingly and grown on in a cool position. Choose a position in full sun on reliably moist, light, well drained soil. Work some compost or general fertiliser into the top 20cm of the soil. Dig a hole wide enough to accommodate the bare root with its roots spread out, and deep enough that the crown of the plant is just a few cm below soil level. Backfill the hole with soil and firm the Liatris plant in gently. Water well to settle the soil.
Water regularly throughout the growing season until plant is fully established. In autumn, remove old foliage and faded Liatris flowers. Lift and divide overcrowded clumps of Gayfeather plants in spring.
We will do our best to ship your plants or bulbs to you at the ideal time for planting as stated against each product. We recommend that you prepare your soil, planting beds or patio containers ahead of time so you are ready to plant out, or pot on, just as soon as your order arrives. You will find the name of the variety printed on the top line of the address label on your package. Please ensure that you open the packaging immediately and carefully read through the instruction leaflet provided. For greatest success, please pot on or plant out as soon as possible, following the cultural instructions enclosed with your order.
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