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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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Red Hot Poker - Easy to grow! This evergreen perennial produces brilliant orange and yellow tubular flowers on slender spikes. They will tolerate wind and coastal conditions and thrives in a well drained, full sun, open location. For fuller more vibrant flowers, keep watered in hot summer months. Superb showy cut flower for large arrangements. Hummingbirds love this plant and will visit frequently.   Dahlia Mix - A mix of single or double and semi double flowers. Red,white,orange and yellow combinations. Flowers only 70 days from seed. Produces ample cut flowers. May be treated as an annual or stored tubers.   Echinacea - A bouquet sweet scent fills a room and the birds love the seed heads in 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.
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