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Commonly known as Button snake root, Gayfeather, Praire button
- Mature Size
- Tips and Advice
- Goes Well With
- Planting Combinations
- Other Suggestions
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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)
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 -
- Dividing Herbaceous Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Spring Planting Osteospermums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing Summer Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing summer flowering Hemerocallis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Summer propagation - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Self-seeding aquilegia - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Supporting Plants - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading meconopsis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading Delphiniums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Feeding herbaceous peonies - Video Tip ondemand_video
to 1.5m (5ft)