Varpotasis liatris – Liatris spicata

Varpotasis liatris

PLANT NAME
Lithuanian plant nameVarpotasis liatris
Latin plant nameLiatris spicata (L.)Willd.
English plant nameMarsh Blazing Star
TYPE OF PARTERRE
  • Clump, beds (mixborder)
  • Groups
  • Rockery, retaining walls
  • Cemetery
ASSORTMENTmain
GROWING PLACE CHARACTERISTICS
Soil
  • average wet soils
  • dry soils
Lighting
  • Heliophilous
Spacing, cmFrom 20 to 30
PLANT HEIGHT AND HABITUS
Height
  • middle height – 41- 60 cm
Habitusflower with expressive habitus, for design as accent
PLANTS ORNAMENTALITY
Leaf color
  • green
Blossom color
  • white
  • violet
Blooming time
  • 1-st half of the summer - June 2-nd decade- July 2-nd decade
Blooming period2 months
General ornamentalitydecorative
Ornamentality duration, months4
Groupintermediate type perennial (grown 5-6 years)
Bioecological groupPerennial
PLANT PROPAGATION
The flower grows 5-6(8) years in the same. Scrubs are replanted in Spring or Autumn (September). Seeds are sown in beds in Spring. 300 seeds per 1 gram, 1000 seedlings per 15 grams of seeds sown. Seedlings start blooming in the third year.

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