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|Life Span:||Short-lived perennial|
|Flower Color:||Rose, purple, lavender, pink|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers|
|Recommended Uses:||Wildflower garden. Choose the species based on drainage and locale.|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray|
|Soil or other substrate:||Clay, Loam, Sand|
|Soil pH:||Acidic to neutral|
Attacts butterflies and native bees.
|Native Habitats:||Scrub, scrubby flatwoods, sandhill, dry flatwoods, mesic flatwoods, wet prairie.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 8A 8B 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
This is a catch-all for the many species of Liatris that are not listed individually on this site.
All can be grown from seed, all required good sunlight to thrive and flower.
Most are not available from nurseries. If you have permission to collect seed, you should be able to grow any of them. Look at the collection site to judge whether or not your proposed location will provide the correct soil (usually sandy) and moisture conditions (widely variable) suited to the species that you are considering.