Liatris spicata

Liatris spicata

Spiked gayfeather

Moderate moisture requirement; full sun. Rose-purple flowers form dense clusters around a spike-shaped head. Perennial, blooms from July to September in low-lying moist areas along prairies, meadows or open fields.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
12 
- 72 
in.
Life Form: 
Perennial
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
Moderate
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

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

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Average
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
- 12 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
23.40 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
138,000
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Rose - Purple
Blooming Season: 
Summer