Liatris Spicata (aka button snakewort; Kansas gay feather)

  • Tolerates most soil types (clay, loam, sandy).
  • Needs full sun
  • Propagate by division in spring.
  • Dead-head regularly,  then cut stems down to the ground in winter


Liatris – spicata Alba‘ 

Clump-forming herbaceous perennial with long-lasting white flowerheads borne on dense spikes.

  • White flower spears appear in summer.
  • Ideal for borders and cut flowers.
  • Attractive to bees.
  • Grow in light, moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun. 
  • Grows 5 feet (1.5 metres) by 18 inches (45 cm). 


Liatris – spicata ‘Kobold’ (GayfeatherI) 

  • Erect deciduous perennial with spikes of purple flowers summer and autumn.
  • Grow in an moist, well-drained soil in full sun.
  • Grows 45 cm high by 45 cm wide.


** we planted a spicata Alba and an Liatris spicata ‘Kobold‘ on 3 June 2018 in the back patch.