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Liatris spicata

Gayfeather

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?

Easy to grow perennial

Loved by pollinating insects

Ideal for wildife areas and adding height to the back of borders

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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”). Bare root plants supplied.

Height Up to 150cm (60in)
Spread Up to 45cm (18in)

Hardy Perennial

cut flower gardenwildlife gardens

full sun

Flowering Months
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4 Bulbs (10568)
8 Bulbs (KC2074)

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.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

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