Plant Type: Perennials
Also known as Gayfeather. Plants form a low clump of grassy looking leaves, bearing tall spikes of clean white flowers beginning in midsummer. Very useful in the sunny border or meadow garden, or in containers. Drought tolerant. Attractive to butterflies. Beautiful in combination with the purple forms. Feathery spikes of pure white flowers bloom in mid to late summer.
Growing & Maintenance Tips:
L. spicata prefers more moisture than other members of the Liatris family, and thrives in well-drained soil in full sun. It is a suitable choice for southern gardens since it is very tolerant of hot summers. The roots of this genus are tuberous, and they may be lifted every few years and divided. When doing so, use a sharp knife, allow at least one eye per division, and dust the newly cut ends with a fungicidal powder before replanting.
Flower ColorPure white
Plant Spread12-18 in.
Plant Height18-36 in.
Soil MoistureAverage water needs
Characteristics & Attributes
Accent, Border, Container, Cut flower, Mass plant, Wild flower
Bloom TimeMid summer to early fall
Critter ResistanceDeer and rabbit resistant