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.

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£ 6.50

Family

Plant type

Hardiness

Height

Spread

Foliage

Flower

Soil

Position

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Asteraceae

Hardy perennial

H6

75cm 

45cm 

Mid green 

White 

Light, well drained 

Full sun

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