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Liatris spicata Floristan White
Common Name: Blazing Star Family: Asteraceae (The Aster Family)

Liatris spicata Floristan White
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An excellent late summer vertical of longlasting white fluffy flowerheads on a dense spike. Interestingly, flowers begin to bloom from the top of the spike and open towards the bottom. The foliage is linear and lance-like. Lovely as a cut flower. Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens.

Geogrpahical Origin:
North America
Native Habitat:
Meadows, borders of marshes, savannahs, damp slopes. Poor dry ridges.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage Dry Moist  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone2-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Nepeta "'Six Hills Giant'"
Salvia nemerosa "'Caradonna'"
Salvia microphylla "'Hot Lips'"

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