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botanical name:
Liatris spicata 'Floristan Violet'
Liatris spicata 'Floristan Violet' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Gay feather
synonyms:  Liatris spicata 'Floristan Violett'
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 1.10m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: grassy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: purple
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -39°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
description:
Forms a low clump of narrow grassy looking leaves and produces tall spikes of bright violet-purple flowers in summer.

cultivation:
Open sunny position and light or ordinary garden soil.

propagation:
By division while dormant in late winter or early spring.
It is also possible to obtain seed of this cultivar, but it is not known if they reliably come true.

usage:
Borders. Good cut flower.

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