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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
Forms a low clump of narrow grassy looking leaves and produces tall spikes of bright violet-purple flowers in summer.

Open sunny position and light or ordinary garden soil.

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.

Borders. Good cut flower.

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