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JacquimJacquim Posts: 49

hi i have these spiky flowers opening. I know they came in a bag of mixed summer bulbs I was given but I can't find the packaging. They are clearly loved by the bees so I would like to know more about them. Thanks for your help.image


  • FritillaryFritillary WiltshirePosts: 497

    I think it looks like Liatris spicata alba.image

  • JacquimJacquim Posts: 49

    Thanks. Just been for a look around the web..... I need purple ones now.... lol. They are growing beautifully in my large pots do you happen to know if the can be left in soil over winter or do I need to lift like my dahlias?

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,997

    No lifting required ; they are a N.American prairie plant , like plenty of water and are very hardy .

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 48,902

    They're hardy, so you can usually leave them. Well drained soil and a sunny spot if you can manage it. The purples are nice too - there's a couple of different varieties available.

    The only issue with them can be squirrels digging up the bulbs as they're small. image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

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