Liatris scariosa 'White Spires'
Gayfeather, Blazing star
One of the more unusual Liatris, this plant displays plenty of bold, pure white fluffy flowers on erect stems but is less formal looking than L.spicata. The flowers are not borne in tightly packed clusters but are staggered along the flower stem. They look best when planted as they would appear naturally, amongst grasses, Echinacea and Helenium.
As a native of the hot dry prairies Liatris can tolerate drought and fairly poor soil, the roots are bulbous so can easily rot in too much wet. Give them good drainage and plenty of sun.
Photo: Blackstem Plants
Light, well drained
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