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Perennials | Blazing Star Liatris Spicata

LIATRIS CHARACTERISTICS:
Attracts Butterflies - Border planting – Container planting - Cut Flower - Deer and Rabbit Resistant - Drought Tolerant – Mass planting - Wild Flower

Besides being a great garden plant Liatris makes an excellent cut flower as well. It’s a very long blooming perennial, starting in early to mid summer and blooming well into fall. Is hardy as nails, lives in full sun and is excellent for beginners as well as experienced gardeners. Liatris are plants of full hot sunshine and the tuberous roots appreciate a well-drained soil. If you have a very hot dry garden, this is one plant you do not want to be without. Water regularly for the first month or two to assist the plant in getting established and then leave it on its own.

PLANTING LOCATION : Full sun

PLANTING : February-May after Frost

PLANTING DEPTH : 2 inch (5 cm)

PLANTING DISTANCE : 4 inch (10 cm)

FLOWERS IN : July-August

FLOWERING HEIGHT : Approx. 24 inch (60 cm)


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Easy to grow

1. Select an area with full sun
2. Dig a hole 2 inch (5 cm) deep
3. Place the perennial in the hole, with pointed side up
4. Space perennials 4 inches (10 cm) apart
5. Cover with soil and water thoroughly

Planting tips

Plant in groups of 2 or more, in well-drained soil. Perennials will benefit from a handful of compost added to the planting holes.
Clumps may be easily divided every 3 to 4 years in the spring.

Planting time zone

Hardiness Zones 4-9
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