Liatris microcephala

Liatris microcephala is a small, upright, clump-forming perennial native to the southern Appalachian Mountains, which typically grows to only 60cm tall. 

Flower spikes are adorned with rounded, fluffy, deep rose-purple flower heads above erect, leafy flower stalks and narrow, grass-like leaves. Flowers usually open from top to bottom on the spikes. 

A very drought tolerant plant whose compact nature makes it a good filler plant for hot dry borders in the smaller garden and would also give a very pleasing display in those pots that tend to be forgotten about at watering time. Easy to grow on well drained soil and can tolerate very hot dry poor conditions once established.

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£ 6.50

Family

Plant type

Hardiness

Height

Spread

Foliage

Flower

Soil

Position

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Asteraceae    

Hardy perennial    

H6    

60cm   

25cm    

Dark green    

Rosy pink    

Well drained, dry    

Full sun

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