Liatris spicata seeds – (Blazing Star, Gayfeather)

$4.20

Liatris spicata has showy spikes of purple flower looks s. It is a great plant as part of a border.

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Description

This plant forms a 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. It is a larger growing plant than ‘Kobold’

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. Germination takes 10-25 days. After germination keep in cooler conditions

Additional information

Classification

Hardy Perennial

Common Name

Blazing Star, Gay Feather, Snakeroot

Family

Asteraceae, Compositae

Maximum Height

approx 120 cm with flowers

Number of seeds in packet

approx 30