Also known as Spiked Gayfeather. Plants have narrow, grass-like leaves. Bears tall, showy 15" spikes of delicate, brush-like, rose-lavender flowers which appear in August/September. (Liatris spicata)
Medicinal: The bitter-tasting decoction of the tuberous root is used topically for sore throats, and internally as a diuretic to cleanse the lymph and move metabolic wastes. Contains coumarin which enhances the circulation and increases anti-coagulant activity.
Growing instructions: Perennial in zones 3-9. Germinates at 70°F in 7-12 days. Direct sow or transplant. Full sun. Grows 36" tall. Space 12"-16" apart.
Packet: 0.30g - approximately 72 seeds