Liatris spicata 'Floristan Violet'

Liatris 'Floristan Violet' Gayfeather

Common Name: Gayfeather, Blazing Star

Multiple wands of bright violet-purple flowers open from top to bottom beginning in early summer. Narrow, opposite leaves are up to 10 inches long at the base of the plant and decrease in length up the stems.

All together, Liatris is a very strong vertical accent for the garden. It is a staple item for cutting gardens; it adds a bright, vertical element to bouquets.