Liatride, liatris: all care tips


The liatrid is a superb perennial with characteristic and very decorative floral spikes.

Also called kansas feather, this plant brightens up the flower beds and attracts butterflies to the garden!

In summary, what you need to know is:

Name  : Liatris spicata
Family  : Asteraceae
Type  : Flower, Perennial

 0.5 to 1 m
Exhibition  : Sunny
Sol  : Ordinary

 Null and void
Flowering  June to September

Planting of the liatride

Planting is carried out indifferently in spring or fall .

The liatrid prefers sunny situations. She likes rather wet and well-drained soils. Maintain a distance of about 40 cm between each foot. Multiplication by tuft division in early spring every 2 or 3 years

For a nice decorative effect, it is interesting to plant about 5 feet per m2 .

Pruning, care of the liatride

Liatrid is an easy to maintain plant, quite vigorous and therefore requires very little care.

Here are a few things you can do:

Remove ears when they are wilted. Fold down as soon as possible after flowering.

About the liatride

Very pretty perennial which is also called Kansas Feather This plant offers very beautiful floral stems whose color goes from white to purple and pink according to the species.

It is very easy to maintain and adapts to almost any type of floor.

You will install it in perennial herbarium and rather in the background, because its poles can go up to 1 m and have the great advantage of attract butterflies in your backyard.

Finally, their spiked flowers are often used as cut flowers for the floral bouquet arrangement .

It is best to keep the soil cool in the summer. For this, do not hesitate to try mulching .