Liatris pycnostachya

Liatris pycnostachya

Thickspike gayfeather

Low to moderate moisture requirement; full sun. Rose-purple flowers form in crowded clusters up and down a cylindric, spike-shaped head. This perennial species grows in moist prairies, fields, or meadows and blooms generally from July to October. An attractive plant used commonly in gardens or dried for floral displays.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
24 
- 60 
in.
Life Form: 
Perennial
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
Low - Moderate
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Marginal
Moderately Coarse: 
Best
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Marginal
Fine: 
Not Adapted

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
- 12 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
22.30 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
128,000
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Rose - Purple
Blooming Season: 
Summer
Fall