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.