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Liatris Alba

Liatris Alba will provide a perfect vertical perennial accent for the garden. This very reliable performer features Snow White bottlebrush-like flower spikes that crown thick upright stems encased in fans of long, narrow leaves. The white spikes will attract both butterflies and hummingbirds. They are also excellent in floral arrangements and make good dried flowers.

Plants form a low clump of grassy looking leaves, bearing tall spikes of white flowers beginning in midsummer. It is very useful in the sunny border or meadow garden, or in containers. Drought tolerant, Liatris form full clumps of multiple spikes after two growing seasons and will benefit by dividing them every 3-4 years

Features terminal spikes of sessile, rounded, fluffy, white flower heads (each to 3/4″ across) appearing atop rigid, erect, leafy flower stalks. Multiple stalks arise from basal tufts of narrow leaves (to 10″). Flowers generally open top to bottom on the spikes. Blooms in summer. Liatris belongs to the aster family, with each flower head having only fluffy disk flowers (resembling “blazing stars”) and no rays.

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# Description Qty per Unit Units Available Price/Unit
LR150BAG Liatris Alba 25 60 $12.00

Plant Details +

Botanical Liatris spicata Alba
Common Name Blazing Star
Family Asteraceae
Size #1
Height 24-36"
Spacing 12-15"
Hardiness Zones 3-9
Exposure Full sun
Foliage Dark green
Flower White
Bloomtime July - September

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. Clumps may be easily divided every 3 to 4 years in the spring.

Pests or Diseases: No serious insect or disease problems. Does not need staking.