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Purple Gayfeather

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Purple Gayfeather

Liatris spicata

Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Somewhat tolerant of poor soils, but prefers moist, fertile ones and generally performs better in moist soils than most other species of Liatris. Intolerant of wet soils in winter.  

Growing Conditions

Height 24 to 48 inches
Light Requirements Full sun
Bloom time July to August
Zone 3 to 8

Additional Info

Tolerant of summer heat and humidity

May be grown from seed, but is slow to establish

Taller plants may require staking or other support


All info from Missouri Botanical Garden