Bulbs forum: Liatris bulbs

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Name: UrbanWild
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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UrbanWild
Feb 22, 2017 9:02 AM CST
So, I am curious. If Liatris is hardy to zone 2, why does my package state that I need to wait until after the last frost to plant. Is this just to protect new shoots?
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Name: Mike
Long Beach, Ca.
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Calsurf73
Feb 28, 2017 8:25 PM CST
Yes !
Name: UrbanWild
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Kentucky - borderline of 6a & 6b
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UrbanWild
Mar 1, 2017 12:54 AM CST
Thanks! BTW, I was given a different batch that were nearly bone dry back in late October. Can Liatris bulbs dehydrate that much and still be viable?
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Name: Mike
Long Beach, Ca.
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Calsurf73
Mar 1, 2017 8:49 AM CST
"Most" bulbs are usually dry and hard when purchased or passed on from a friend.
I've never grown Liatris so I don't know what they look or feel like when dormant.
Many bulbs, if left unplanted for too long, will start feeling soft and spongy and more than likely won't grow. Skipping an entire growing season w/o being planted will render them not viable.
Hopefully, someone who has experience growing them will respond to your question better than I can.

Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
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ctcarol
Mar 1, 2017 1:49 PM CST
If I remember correctly, the bagged bulbs I bought were dry and kind of wrinkled. I planted them in my gardens and they returned and bloomed for several years, before dissapearing

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