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Jun 8, 2015 5:06 PM CST
Name: Jeanie
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We have several avid and experienced gardeners at our plant sale last weekend, and none of us could identify this plant. Someone said it would get a spikey purple flower on it at some point. What do you think it its?

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Old gardeners never die. They are just pruned and repotted.
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Jun 8, 2015 5:15 PM CST
Name: Julia
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Jun 8, 2015 5:16 PM CST
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
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I second the Liatris.
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Jun 8, 2015 5:23 PM CST
Name: Jeanie
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
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Thanks - that was my guess also, but I'm not sure what type of liatris. I searched quite a few entries and photos on the web but couldn't figure out anything more than that.
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Jun 8, 2015 8:52 PM CST
Name: Rob
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Looks about right for Liatris spicata.
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Jun 9, 2015 6:57 AM CST
Name: Rick R.
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Liatris spicata or a cultivar of it is most likely. They are by far the most common ones on the market. We have 4 or 5 native liatris species native here in Minnesota, and they are quite easy to tell apart when in bloom. Spicata is not one of them.
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Jun 9, 2015 7:43 AM CST
Name: Jeanie
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
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I think spicata is right. I was hoping it would be a native, though. Thanks to all for the help!
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