Perennial – Sun
Liatris spp.                                                                                          
Ht. 1’-2’    Spread 1’-2’   Spacing 1'-2'


HABIT:  Tufts of narrow stems topped by narrow plumes of fluffy purple flowers. Several good varieties exist. Native to Texas and Oklahoma.

CULTURE:  Tough, drought tolerant wildflowers that respond fairly well to maintained gardens. Cut to the ground in winter. Can be planted from pots or seed.

USES:  Perennial gardens, borders, summer flowers. Makes wonderful cut flower because the purple color lasts indefinitely in a dry arrangement.

PROBLEMS:  Too much water.




























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