Friday, July 23, 2010


I am quite fond of this bulb, liatris spicata or Gayfeather. I always seem to plant it as a side note that comes in a package of mixed bulbs. Every year when it blooms I wish I had planted more because it is a happy camper in the garden and makes a stunning flower for arrangements. I walked into a building yesterday and there was a huge arraignment of beautiful flowers including about thirty of these tall spiky blooms. It was stunning. Now I just need to plant about 27 more!


Ami said...

I can see why you love it! I love it too although I don't have any of this planted. I did see them in my recent trip in China. Very beautiful when planted in mass.

Denise said...

I've been thinking of liatris too, saw a well-grown clump locally and thought why not? Added it to a fall Bluestone order but at the last minute removed it. I know it needs a good bit of moisture which is probably why I hesitate. Growing it among roses seems ideal.