Liatris Spicata

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  • Guernsey Donkey2Guernsey Donkey2 Posts: 5,325
    Thanks for sending the links Hosta - I am so looking forward to seeing this in our garden - the first hurdle is to get out there to do the planting - in milder weather than we have right now!
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 19,940
    @Guernsey Donkey2, I tried to post these links at the weekend and got a " waiting for approval" message. I guess they've approved them now. ;)
    Devon.
  • Guernsey Donkey2Guernsey Donkey2 Posts: 5,325
    Well and truly.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 12,199
    Mine grow very well on my acid soil. If that’s any help to anyone😀
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 
    Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose. 
  • Guernsey Donkey2Guernsey Donkey2 Posts: 5,325
    Yes it is helpful to know Lyn. Jacqueline has already mentioned that hers grow in pots which is another alternative to growing directly in flower beds/borders.  How tall do they grow?
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 12,199
    About 2’ ish. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 
    Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose. 
  • Guernsey Donkey2Guernsey Donkey2 Posts: 5,325
    At 2 footish hopefully they will sway in the wind if I plant them into pots - maybe .....
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 15,541
    I had these in my Harrow garden, mildly acid clay, and loved them so tried them several times in my Belgian garden but they never came back - fertile, alkaline loam on a clay sub soil.  I don't know why unless it was just too cold and wet thru winter as the RHS says they're not fussy - https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/10064/Liatris-spicata/Details 

    This garden is mildly acid clay or loam so I'll have another go in a couple of spots and see how I go.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • KaymayKaymay Posts: 65
    They have been excellent in my garden and I too have acid soil. As my local pound shop were selling them off last year at a bargain 25p a bag of 20 I did plant some extra in a pot with mpc. They did okay but not as good as the ones in the ground.
     
  • Guernsey Donkey2Guernsey Donkey2 Posts: 5,325
    That must have been disappointing Kaymay - I will share them out between pots and flower beds perhaps. 25p for 20 - my goodness that was a bargain!
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