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Planting Instructions for Liatris (gayfeather):

Bloom Time:  Midsummer Light:  Full sun to part sun
Soil:  Average to rich, moist at the root zone, clay tolerant Moisture:  Average to moist
Planting Depth:  Top of the bulbs just below the surface, mulch lightly Spacing:  bulbs 4 to 6" apart, 15 to 18" from other plants

Upon arrival:  Unpack box and check that you have everything on your packing list. Liatris bulbs like to be dry while dormant and should be planted within a few days.

Soil/Location:  Plant your Liatris in full to part sun in average to rich, moist soil, though they are also clay tolerant. They are adaptable to just about any soil type but their best growth and flowering is when the soil holds some regular moisture.

Moisture:  Liatris is native to moist meadows and bogs and the bulbs grow at the surface, where it is dry, but the roots grow down into regular moisture below.

Spacing:  Bulbs should be placed 4 to 6" apart and the clumps should be spaced 15 to 18" apart from other plants

Depth:  Plant the bulbs so the tops are lightly covered with soil them mulch lightly after planting.

General Instructions:  Amend your garden with compost or peat humus to enrich the soil, if needed. Mix a couple teaspoons of garden food or bone meal into the planting area and plant at the depth listed. After planting you can water them in once, then wait for them to sprout. Once actively growing water them two to three times a week, as needed, for best growth.

Landscape Uses: Liatris is a wonderful plant for late summer color, are a favorite for attracting butterflies, plus work great as a cut flower. They look nice with other late summer blooming plants such as Helianthus, Sedum, and Agastache, but also combine well with other moisture loving plants such as Siberian and Louisiana Iris, Alchemilla (lady's mantle), Chelone, Hibiscus, and Eupatorium.

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