Gayfeather

$8.50

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Description

Liatris spicata
Tall feathery mauve flower spikes which are loved by bees and butterflies and are also great for cutting. The flowers have the unusual habit of opening from the top of the spike downwards. The tuberous root can be used medicinally as a local application for sore throats.  Both roots and  leaves can also be used to make pot pourri & insect repellent.  Sun or part shade. Happy in most soil types and drought tolerant after the first year, but will not stand waterlogging over winter.  Height to 100cm when in flower.

Certified organic plant in 9cm pot.

Freight: Lowest freight rate is currently $13.50 for between one and nine 9cm pots to an urban address. Further charges apply for larger orders, larger plants, or rural addresses. For more info please see our full list of freight and packing charges.

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