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LIATRIS spicata

Commonly known as Button snake root, Gayfeather, Praire button

Stiff poker-like flowers, intense mauve
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Available Early Spring 2022 - 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 £10.50 each , 3+ £8.00 each 

Delivery Information Available Early Spring 2022
Seeds may be available, check buying options below.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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 -
to 1.5m (5ft)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Watering Can
  45cm (18in)

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