Liatris pycnostachya plants


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There are just a few plants. They are in 10cm pots

This liatris is an upright, clump-forming, perennial. It has rounded, fluffy, lavender flower heads in summer, which are massed on long spikes above thickly-leafed, rigid flower stalks. It is the tallest of the liatris species growing to 1.5m with flower spikes . Flowers generally open top to bottom on the spikes, which is an unusual feature of liatris. The flowers are excellent in the vase, and if cut when the top only is open the flowers will continue opening day by day. Cut off the top flowers as they die. It is an easy care plant which does best in rich well drained soil but can also be grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun. It is tolerant of poor soils, drought, summer heat and humidity, however it does not like wet soils in winter, so be sure to plant in well drained soil. It is loved by is an butterflies, bees and other pollinators, which are attracted to its nectar, and the birds love the seeds in the autumn. Small birds will visit the spikes in late autumn or early winter to eat the seeds

Additional information


Hardy Perennial

Common Name

Blazing Star, Gay Feather, Snakeroot



Maximum Height

approx 1.5 m with flowers