LIATRIS spicata

Commonly known as Button snake root, Gayfeather, Praire button

Stiff poker-like flowers, intense mauve
Further Reading....
  • Purple
    Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
    Intense mauve
  • Height
    To 1.5m (5ft)
  • Spread
    45cm (18in)
  • Herbaceous
    Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
    Perennial. Linear-lance-shaped basal leaves 30-40cm (12-16in) long. Long-lasting flowerheads to 1cm (½in) across in dense spikes 45-70cm (18-28in) long.
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun

LIATRIS spicata

 
Available Early Spring 2024 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
individually £11.50 each , 3+ £10.00 each 
Seeds may be available, check buying options below.
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Attractive to insects.
    Pests & Diseases
    Slugs, snails and mice - they like the roots!
    Place of origin
    Eastern and southern USA.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Border
    Suits a mixed or herbaceous border
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
  • Soil Conditions
    Medium to light, fertile, well drained soil
    With moisture - liable to rotting in heavy soils in very wet winters.
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
to 1.5m (5ft)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Watering Can
  45cm (18in)
 

Buy Varieties of LIATRIS spicata

LIATRIS spicata 'Alba'

LIATRIS spicata 'Alba'

Blazing star, Gayfeather, Praire button

white form

 
individually £11.50 each , 3+ £10.00 each 
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Available Early Spring 2024 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.

Useful extras...

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Grow Your Own
AFTER PLANT GROW YOUR OWN seaweed is ready to use liquid concentrate that was specially formulated be used on all edible plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Tomatoes
AFTER PLANT TOMATO FEED Liquid Concentrate with Bio stimulant is a high potash liquid concentrate containing seaweed extract, plant derived amino acids and other nutrients specifically formulated to benefit tomatoes and greenhouse plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
3 options from £3.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Only £7.50

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Only £7.50

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