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.
I think it looks like Liatris spicata alba.
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?
No lifting required ; they are a N.American prairie plant , like plenty of water and are very hardy .
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.