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Type: Perennial
Seed #: 348
Common Name: Gay Feather
Latin Name: Liatris spicata
Colour: purple
Temperature: 15C - 25C (59F - 77F) (Zone 3)
Zone: 3
Blooms: August - October
Site: Full Sun
Height: 60cm - 90cm (24" - 35")
Spread: 30cm - 60cm (12" - 24")
Seeds per pack: 0
Price: $0.00
Plant these to encourage birds and butterflies to visit your garden frequently. This plant produces amazing cutflower.
Attracts
Butterflies
Great
Cutflower



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Gay Feather


Notes: Extremely hardy cold,heat and drought tolerant perennial. Produces narrow grassy leaves that boast tall spikes, covered in plumes of feathery purple flowers in Summer. A favorite of florists as it makes a spectacular dried or fresh cut flower.


Instructions: Sow seed in early Spring indoors, or sow directly outside when temperatures allow. 14 -28 days to germination.


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Lychnis - This perennial forms dense clumps of silver-white  foliage and multi-branched, gray green stems and produces masses of deep to moderate pink blooms for much of the summer.They are very drought tolerant, and are known to be deer resistant.   Pink Foxglove - Foxglove produces spires of large pink tubular florets with speckled throats. Flowers 1st year from early sowing. Plants are hardy biennials.Useful as cut flower or wild flowers.   Echinacea - A bouquet sweet scent fills a room and the birds love the seed heads in the winter garden. Echinacea is reputed to increase the bodies resistance to infection and colds. Scented, deer resistant, drought tolerant and attracts beneficial insects. Striking purple daisy-like flowers with orange and golden brown central cones.  A very frost hardy plant that likes full sun and fertile soil and will provide abundant cut-flowers once established.
Lychnis   Pink Foxglove   Echinacea
(Lychnis coronaria)   (Digitalis purpurea)   (Echinacea purpurea)

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