Liatris spicata ‘Kobold’ seeds- (Gayfeather, Blazing Star)

$4.10

Liatris is a useful plant for  perennial gardens as it provides a vertical layer for contrast to mounded or broad-leaved plants . Liatris are  especially eye-catching when planted in large groups for an informal effect.

Description

This plant forms a low clump of grassy looking leaves, producing  bright magenta-purple  spikes of flowers which commence flowering in midsummer.  The flowers open from the top down, and are somewhat fuzzy looking.  They are good cut flowers.  This selection is compact in habit, which makes it a very good choice for tubs or mixed containers. It is drought tolerant, and is attractive to butterflies.

Divide plants  every 3 to 4 years in the spring.

Sowing advice

Sow the seeds indoors  spring in trays or pots, onto moist seed raising mix, and cover very thinly as they require light to  germinate. Keep the soil moist ( not wet)  while germination occurs and cover with a sheet of glass or plastic to conserve moisture. Ideal temp 21 deg during the day and 15 deg C at nights for 3 weeks. Place the seed tray in a semi shaded area. After germination keep in cooler conditions.

 

 

Additional information

Classification

Hardy Perennial

Common Name

Blazing Star, Gayfeather

Family

Asteraceae

Maximum Height

40 cm

Number of seeds in packet

approx 20