Liatris – What’s that all about?

By Todd McBride on August 18, 2010 in Billy Heroman's Flowers, Gifts, Interior Plantscapes, Flowers. 0 Comments

 

 Also Known as:  Gay Feather, Blazing Star

Availability: Year round

 Lasting Power:The fresh cut flower is able to last seven (7) to ten (10) days.

 Family Relations: In the Compositae family, this along with  corn flower, chrysanthemums, asters and zinnias.

 Description: Unusual looking, most blossom stems open from the bottom to the top of the spike. This flower blooms from top to the bottom. It is advisable to avoid buying the flower which the blossom already three-quarters.

Arrangement of Flower:  Most use liatris for what is referred to as line flowers in arrangements.  These flowers are suitable for drying.

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