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01/01/96

Liatris pycnostachya--Gayfeather

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     Liatris  produces  spikes of unusual,  fluffy  looking,

white or purple flowers.  The flowers open first at the  top

of the spike.  Gayfeather grows 4 to 5 feet tall and is best

used  at the back of the flower garden.  The plant grows  in

any  soil  but best results are obtained in sandy  soil  and

exposure  to full sun or partial shade.  Shade grown  plants

have crooked stems.  If not divided enough, the crown  grows

out  of  the  ground.   Flowering  occurs  from  August   to

September.                                                  


     Division  of  the tuberous roots can be done  in  early

spring.   The  seed germinates in 3 to 4 weeks at 65  to  75

degrees.                                                    

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