LIATRIS spicata (Gayfeather )

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Liatris Spicata commonly known as ‘Gayfeather’. Also, known as dense blazing star or prairie gayfeather, is an herbaceous perennial flowering plant in the sunflower and daisy family. Native to East and North America where it grows in moist prairies and sedge meadows. Valued for its showy, fluffy vertical flower spikes...
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Liatris Spicata commonly known as ‘Gayfeather’. Also, known as dense blazing star or prairie gayfeather, is an herbaceous perennial flowering plant in the sunflower and daisy family. Native to East and North America where it grows in moist prairies and sedge meadows. Valued for its showy, fluffy vertical flower spikes contrasting with a lush, finely textured, grassy foliage, Gayfeather or Blazing Star is a perennial of great ornamental value. Helps create outstanding combinations with the warm golds of Rudbeckia or the purple blossoms of Echinacea.

Number of Seeds Max Coverage Area (Square Ft.)
0.5OZ 4,063 100
1OZ 8,125 200
1/4LB 32,500 800
1/2LB 65,000 1,600
1LB 130,000 3,200
5LB 650,000 16,000

Scientific Name: Liatris Spicata 

Common Name: Gayfeather

Plant Type: Perennial

Family: Asteraceae or Daisy family

Native Range: United States (Midwest, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Connecticut, Missouri)

Height: 48 inches, can grow to 60-72 " as well 

Spread: 24-36 "

Habitat: Meadows, Borders of marshes, savannahs, damp slopes etc. Poor dry ridges 

Zone: 3-9 

Exposure: Dappled Shade, Full Sun 

Blooming Season: Summer (Mid, Late), Fall 

Attracts: Butterflies

Hardiness: Hardy

Resistant: Deer, Drought, Dry soil

Flower Shape: Tall and Vertical flower spikes

Flower Color: Purple 

Moisture: Moist, Average soil 

Water Requirement: Medium

Soil Type:  Clay, Heavy, Moist, Well-drained, Light, Sandy, Loam 

Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8) 

Advantage: Attractive Wild-life, Low maintenance

Uses: Historically used medicinally by Native Americans for its carminative, diuretic, stimulant, sudorific properties. 

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