Name: Jeanie Minnesota (Zone 4a) Replace your lawn with a garden!
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?
Old gardeners never die. They are just pruned and repotted.
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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