Liatris are herbaceous perennial flowers.
Other Names: Blazing-star, Gay-feather,
Button Snakeroot, Gayfeather, Gay Feather, Liatris
Spicata, Prairie Gay Feather, Blazing Star, Blazingstars,
Rattlesnake Master, Cachana,
Descriptions: Liatris has grass-like foliage
with taller feathery flower spikes.
Size: Liatris grows 48-60" tall.
Symbolism: Liatris has a variety of meanings
and can symbolize "I Will Try Again",
happiness, bliss, enthusiasm and satisfaction.
Grow Details: Liatris are easy to grow
and it is tolerant of a variety of conditions.
Soil Type: Poor
Well- Drained Soil - Sandy Soil
Soil PH: PH < 6.8
Water: Standard - Drought Tolerant
Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Grow Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Height: Liatris grows 48-60" tall.
Flower Colors: White, Lavender, Magenta,
Propagation: Liatris be divided in
the spring, or seeds may be sown in sandy
soil in the spring.
Division/Transplants: Divide every
3 to 4 years in the Spring.
Blooming Period: Mid-Summer to Early
Herbal Remedy Properties: Early settlers
and Native Americans appreciated some varieties
of liatris for their medicinal qualities. Liatris
was used to create diuretics, expectorants and
Native Area: Liatris are native to North
America, Mexico, and the Bahamas.
Other: Modern liatris herbalists add the
fragrant liatris leaves and roots to sachets,
potpourris and insect repellants.