Gayfeather - Liatris spicata

This prairie wildflower is absolutely a delight. Blooms the same year if planted in spring. Appears to be developed by Dr. Seuss. For all who love globe alliums but even better as a cut flower, because there is no onion scent. There are many native types of liatris with spaced out or fringier blooms. These pop up and yell HAYY to the neighbors walking by. Blooms open from the top down. An excellent cut flower, recognized in traditional floral design and perfectly complements contemporary wildflower design styles. Try it to soften your warm native plant oranges and yellows, as its form will add interest to a stand of milkweed for monarch butterflies. Blooms profusely in July and August. Liatris spicata Photo by H. Zell - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,