Gay Feather (Liatris spicata 'Floristan White') in the Gayfeathers Database

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Also sold as:
Floristan Weiss

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Plant Height: 24 - 48 inches
Plant Spread: 12 - 18 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Corm
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: 3 months at 40 degrees
Suitable for wintersowing
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Pollinators: Bees
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

Anyone else think this looks like a muppet?

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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: Summer
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Location: Cincinnati, OhioDate: July 2011Liatris Floristan White
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Location: Kalama, WaDate: 2009-07-25
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Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.Date: 2016-07-18 4:09 pm. Elegant, strong spires blooming from the top, down. Unu
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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.Date: 2016-10-25 3:05 pm. A long season of interest - July to October.
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Location: Cincinnati, OhioDate: July 2011Liatris Floristan White in a garden bed.
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Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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Comments:
Posted by kqcrna (Cincinnati, Oh - Zone 6a) on Oct 25, 2011 6:16 PM

Liatris is a nice tall plant, which adds vertical interest to a garden bed. It is a back-of-the-border plant that draws much attention from bees. Also very useful as a cut flower in a bouquet or floral arrangement.

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