(Liatris pycnostachya) One of the most spectacular and majestic of the
prairie plants. Large spikes of tightly bunched
magenta flowers bloom from the top to the bottom
of the stalk. An excellent cut or dried flower. Grows
3-4' tall. Perennial. Hardy to zone 4.
6-8 weeks before planting out
Green Thumb Tip Germination is increased by a 30-day cold treatment
in slightly damp paper towels in a plastic bag in the
refrigerator. Seed can also be directly sown into a
prepared seedbed in fall, or in early- to mid-spring.
Requires a rich loam, clay, or slightly moist sandy
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