Gardening Questions And Answers
General: Dotted gayfeather belongs to the composite or sunflower family (Asteraceae). Dotted gayfeather is a native, perennial species that is 1 to 2.5 feet tall with one to many stems arising from a woody crown. It has a deep tap root which extends up to 7 feet in heavy clay soils and to 16 feet […]
Gayfeather care includes the unfortunately named deadheading. As soon as the beautiful blooms begin to fall and wither, it’s time to get out the pruning shears and give the gorgeous flowering plant a good haircut. Deadheading encourages the plant to direct its energy into the production of bigger and better blooms.
If you are lacking in garden space, try planting liatris in pots. There are a couple of advantages to container grown liatris. First of all, gayfeather is an easy to grow perennial. This means caring for liatris is simple and the plant will die back in the winter but return vigorously the next year.
The gayfeather flower grows wild in a variety of natural settings and accommodate easily to a garden setting. Leave unopened buds below it to bloom and add color in your garden. You can also make use of purple Liatris as dry flowers. To do this, look for flower spikes with the flowers entirely opened.