Liatris spicata purple
Spike Gay Feather Liatris have large bottlebrush like spikes of tiny clustered purple florets and unlike other flowers they open from the top downwards.
This extraordinary plant beautifully adorns your border and makes an excellent summer cut flower.
Suitable for beds, borders and even containers.
Details Liatris spicata purple
- Bee Friendly
- Blooms: July – September
- Flower colour: purple
- Full grown: 2 Years
- Full grown height: 75 – 100 cm
- Full grown width: 1 – 10 cm
- Plant location: Sun and semi shade
- Plant depth: 10 cm
- Plant spacing: 15 cm
- Hardiness: -15 Celsius
- Preferred soil: Grows in any soil
How to take care of Liatris spicata Purple
Plant Liatris spicata Purple in a most but well-drained soil in a sun or light shade position. Liatris spicata Purple will benefit if you add peat at the time of planting and mulch in spring. Improve the soil with some organic fertiliser on top of the soil.
Water well after planting and again in dry weather. Remove withered flower heads regularly to prolong the flowering. Because Liatris spicata Purple die back each year its best to mark the spot. Divide Liatris spicata Purple every 3 years in autumn or spring and re-plant only the healthiest firm looking tubers.