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Liatris Colors

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Liatris is a genus of plants within the Asteraceae (or Compositae) family, native to North America. The species are commonly known as blazing star. This plant has been used by many cultures throughout its history.Liatris is a summer-blooming perennial with grassy foliage and fuzzy, bottle-brush flowers. Commonly known as blazing star or gayfeather, this North American wildflower makes an attractive addition to flower gardens, cutting gardens, landscaped areas and informal plantings. The distinctive flower spikes stand 2 to 4-feet-tall and are magnets for butterflies. When to Plant: Liatris corms are planted in spring, when the weather is cool and it's easy for the young plants to get established. Flowers usually appear the first year, approximately 70 to 90 days after planting, and the plants will return to bloom again for many years to come.

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Liatris is in the family Asteraceae. The individual flowers of Liatris blooms have no rays like the typical daisy flower in this group, only fluffy disk flowers that supposedly resemble blazing stars. The genus Liatris is a taxonomically complex group of about 32 species that occur in almost every U.S. state east of the Rocky Mountains and extending into southern Canada and Northern Mexico. Introducing a brand new blend of colors, shapes and textures that is sure to win the approval of any flower lover. Colors of the Wind features a selection of the best liatris, amarcrinum and freesia varieties, along with Dichelostemma Pink Diamond, to provide a long season of colorful blooms from July to September. The soothing colors of pink, blue and purple belie the exciting flower forms that create a dynamic presentation that is excellent for cutting beds, mixed borders or pollinator gardens. Your customers are sure to love this hand-picked blend of blooms.

The genus Liatris belongs to the giant plant family Asteraceae, also known as Compositae. What this means to gardeners is that a liatris blossom is a cluster of many little flowers that appear to be one flower. Pollinators love this! Also known as blazing star and gayfeather, liatris plants bloom from late summer into fall in full sun gardens. The purple, rose, or white flowers of liatris plants look almost like feather boas held erect on several spikes per plant. The leaves are narrow and inconspicuous. For gardeners seeking to plant a large meadow or estate-sized garden, growing liatris from seed is a viable way to save money on a sizable planting. Liatris seeds take about a month to germinate, and the cold moist weather of early spring encourages germination. Plants grown from seed will not bloom until the second year, but you can plant a small border of sun-loving annuals, such as cleome, to disguise your liatris nursery until it comes to fruition. (Source: www.thespruce.com)

 

 

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