Liatris Spicata

I have just received some bulbs in the post, among them are approx. 10 of these are Liatris Spicata, advertised as attractive to bees.  I say bulbs - they could be corms, but I thought Liatris were perennial plants, not bulbs or corms - am I right/wrong or is the labelling incorrect?
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  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 8,030
    They are perennial GD, but grow from corms.  I have a few clumps and they are good do-ers .....and the bees do love them 🐝 
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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 20,219
    Liatris spicata is the only flower spike where the flower open from the top down.
    Devon.
  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 8,030
    You learn something new every day Hosta 😀
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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 20,219
    I heard that once ,and thought, "there must be more " but , to date, I've not discovered another.
    Devon.
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    Devon.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 20,219
    Devon.
  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 8,030
    Wonderful 😀
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  • Valley GardenerValley Gardener Posts: 1,230
    I've put some of these corms in at the base of the clematis to keep the bottoms shaded ( ha ha) also they are great for the bees.🐝🐞
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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 20,219
    They come very easily from seed too.
    Devon.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 12,871
    I grew those from seeds. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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