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Liatris spicata Floristan Violet
Blazing Star
USDA Zone: 2-9
Plant number: 1.317.100
(=‘Floristan Violett’) Also known as Gayfeather. Widely grown as a commercial cut flower, this is selected from one of our native prairie wildflowers. Plants form a low clump of grassy looking leaves, bearing tall spikes of bright magenta-purple flowers beginning in midsummer. Very useful in the sunny border or meadow garden, or in containers. Drought tolerant. Attractive to butterflies. Clumps may be easily divided every 3 to 4 years in the spring. Plants may need to be staked.
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Liatris spicata Floristan Violet

Optimal Growing
Conditions Appearance and
Characteristics
Sun Exposure
Full Sun
Soil Type
Normal or
Sandy or
Clay
Soil pH
Neutral or
Alkaline or
Acid
Soil Moisture
Average or
Dry or
Moist
Care Level
Easy Flower Colour
Purple
Blooming Time
Mid Summer
Late Summer
Early Fall
Foliage Color
Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
Accent: Good Texture/Form
Attracts Butterflies
Border
Containers
Cut Flower
Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Rabbit Resistant
Massed
Wild Flower
Flower Head Size
Very Large
Height
75-90 cm
29-35 inches
Spread
30-45 cm
12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
None

Growth Rate
Medium

This planting has been archived (Died).

Purchased from Walmart (Hanover, ON, CA)

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Plant Prairie Gayfeather Liatris spicata 163

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