Plants: Liatris spicata 'Floristan white' - blazing star, gayfeather

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Blazing star is a popular perennial in European gardens.

Liatris spicata 'Floristan white' - blazing star, gayfeather

Floristan White makes spikes of pure white button-like flowerheads which open from the top of the inflorescence downwards and last for a long time. Linear leaves are mid green leaves are arranged in basal tufts and are very attractive even when the plant is not in flower. It needs reliably moist but well drained site with humus-rich soil and full sun. It may die in heavy soil with no drainage over winter. Check it in early summer for slugs. Fully hardy to about -29°C (USDA zone 5) without mulch and -37°C with mulch (USDA zone 3b).

Size/type: mid-sized perennial
Usual height: 0.6-0.8m
Usual width:
Leaves: deciduous broadleaf
Colour of leaves: green
Flowers: showy
Colour of flowers: white
Blooming time: july - august
Location: full sun
Usda zone (lowest): 4 (down to -34°c)
Belongs to categories: perennials, summer blooms
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