Gayfeather, Liatris Seeds
Botanical NameLiatris spicata
Additional CharacteristicsAttracts Pollinators, Attracts Birds
Seeds Per Gram300
Seeds Per Pound136,000
Seeds Per Ounce8,500
Days To Maturity (# Days)75
Learning Download: How to Grow Liatris
Liatris is a perennial that can reach up to 5 feet tall and typically bloom with purple flowers that attracts hummingbirds, bees and butterflies to the garden. It originates from the United States.
Before Planting: Add compost or fertilizer to the garden prior to planting.
Planting: Sow seeds outdoors in the fall eight weeks before the first frost. Sow seeds 1/4 inch deep and 12 inches apart.
Watering: Begin watering once spring arrives and water at the base of the plant.
Fertilizer: After the winter season and during Liatris’ first year f growth, use a balanced liquid fertilizer in the spring and in the summer.
Days to Maturity: Flowers will bloom in the second season.
Harvesting: To harvest as a cut flower, cut the Liatris when half of its blooms have already opened.
Tips: Liatris may need to be divided every few years to better its growth. Divisions should be made in the fall after the plants die back.
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