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2024 Seed Catalog

Gayfeather Floristan White - hardy perennial to zone 3 - Liatris spicata


Flor­istan White

Gayfeather Seeds

Floristan White gayfeather launches radiant, 3 to 4 ft. long rockets of fluffy flowers from July to September. Blooms attract countless butterflies, supply plenty of long-lasting fresh cut or dried flowers. Easy to grow, Floristan White gayfeather tolerates poor soil, high heat and humidity. Winter hardy to zone 3.

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How to Plant and Grow Floristan White Gayfeather

Plant Floristan White gayfeather Seeds: Sow Floristan White gayfeather seed in cell packs or flats, press into soil and lightly cover. Needs light to germinate. Kept at 70° F., seedlings emerge in 21 to 35 days. Can direct sow into prepared seed beds, in groups of 3 to 4 seeds, spaced 18 in. apart. Thin to the strongest plant.

Grow Floristan White gayfeather: Full sun. Best performance in moderately fertile soil with regular water. Floristan White gayfeather will tolerate drought and poor soil. Plants stand up to heat, humidity, and cold, and are deer resistant. Cut back flower spikes by half to encourage repeat bloom. Late summer flowers can be allowed to mature, will provide winter seed for birds. Divide plants every 3 to 4 years in spring or fall. Use Floristan White gayfeather in beds, mixed borders, cottage and cutting gardens, or plant with ornamental grasses, echinaceas and rudbeckias to create a beautiful and easy care, prairie-like garden.

Dig Deeper: Floristan White gayfeather flowers attract hummingbirds, bees and butterflies. Flowers are long-lasting in fresh or dried arrangements. Blooms open from the top of the spike down. Fresh cut flowers last 1 to 2 weeks when picked with about one-third of the flowers open on each stem. For dried flowers cut stems when two-thirds of blooms are open, remove foliage and hang in a dark, dry place with good air circulation for about 3 weeks.

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