- Flowering Time
- Planting Time
- RHS Recommended
- Plants for Pollinators
- Perfect For
- Flowering Height
- 70 cm
- Bulb Size
- 14/+ cm
- Whites & Creams
Liatris Floristan Alba
With plumes of pure white, fluffy blooms like tufted goose down, Liatris ‘Floristan Alba’ is also fittingly known as ‘Gayfeather’. The tower of tiny, starry blooms with elongated wispy petals gives these plants a soft, fuzzy appearance when viewed from afar. Opening from the top of the stem downwards like a bottlebrush, this variety adds tactile texture to your late summer display. The tall spires lend vertical interest and will punctuate your borders with expressive exclamation marks. Exceptionally hardy and drought resistant, this North American native is a reliable perennial performer.
Liatris can be grown in any moderately fertile, well-drained soil.
A position in full sun is best for these fully hardy, prairie-native perennials.
After the frosts in spring, plant corms 5cm deep, spaced 45cm apart in the soil.
Unusual bottlebrush spires of white or pink bloom from July to September. Excellent as cut flowers.
Overly rich soil may cause floppy, tall stems, so avoid feeding or overwatering your Liatris which can also lead to rotting. Water immediately after planting and only during dry spells of weather.