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Liatris spicata

Liatris  spicata
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Common Name: Blazing Star, Gay Feather, Button Snakewort

Plant Family: Asteraceae

Useful for:  Cut Flower
Planting Style:  prairie
Season of Interest:  Mid-summer
Position/ Situation:  Sunny Border
Sun or Shade:  Sun
Flower Colour:  Purple
Height:  low (up to 3 feet)
Habit/Shape:  Upright
Soil Type:  Normal, well-drained but moisture retentive
Bee and Butterfly:  Bee

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Clumps of tall spikes topped with masses of tiny purple-pink flowers from July to August. Lovely in drifts amongst grasses. Unusually, the flowers open from the top downwards. Needs well-drained soil, and may rot in heavy clay. Dies down to clumps of tuberous roots in the winter.


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