This is in Plano, TX, just north of Dallas. This feature has been temporarily disabled during the beta site preview. If planted outdoors, the planting site should be well- marked. The perennials on this page come in a variety of colors, and require varying degrees of exposure to the sun. I sometimes grow bulbs I'm not familiar with in a pot the first season so that I can move them around, if necessary, to find the Combine Liatris with milkweed and butterfly bush in an out of the way area, and you will have butterfly heaven. Sprouted very quickly and bloomed 1st year.
If I locate mine coming up this year maybe I will take a chance and dig them up before they get too big and move them to a sunnier location.
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This page has been archived and is no longer updated. Maybe they really do not do well in the part-shade since that is where mine have been growing since they have been planted. Thanks for the info about them growing in the shade! Fertilize after the blooming period, with a general purpose fertilizer. Combine Liatris with milkweed and butterfly bush in an out of the way area, and you will have butterfly heaven. There are 40 species in the genus Liatris.
Native to the eastern and southern United States, this tough perennial prefers reliably moist soil but will tolerate drought. I have grown liatris both Kobold and Floristan white over the last few years - both from bulb and by potted seedlings. Gayfeather plants are grown from seeds. Their nectar rich flowers will attract butterflies to your yard. For a nearly maintenance-free garden, add mulch around plants. West Hamlin, West Virginia. They've been flowering nonstop since March now it's May.