Description: Hardy perennial with tall purple flower spikes; flowers from July to August
Habit: Flower stalks grow to 2-4 feet high; narrow grasslike leaves spread 10-18 inches
Culture: Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in full sun
Hardiness: Cold hardy to USDA Zone 3
Origin: Eastern North America
Attributes: Showy Flower, cut-flower, dried; attracts birds and butterflies
This species of Liatris is native to moist areas in eastern North America. In The English Flower Garden (1883), William Robinson called it "one of the handsomest and neatest...its violet purple spikes continue long in beauty."
This plant will ship bare root. #1 grade.
Bare root planting tips:
~ If you can't plant immediately, store your plant in a cool location and keep the roots moist or pot in a container with a nursery potting mix from your local garden center.
~ Before planting, let the roots soak for several hours as you prepare the site. You'll want to dig a large enough hole so the root mass can spread out and the plant is at the same soil level as when it was growing in the nursery.
~ Once planted, water it in well and wait a month before fertilizing. Mulching will help to maintain moisture and raise soil temperatures for faster growth.