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BeechberryBeechberry Posts: 18
Hi, does anyone know what this is please?


  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,061
    I may be wrong here , but looks very similar to my clump of Liatris spicata .
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,826
    Paul B3 said:
    I may be wrong here , but looks very similar to my clump of Liatris spicata .
    That’s what I was going to say 👍 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • BeechberryBeechberry Posts: 18
    Just looked it up, and I hope it’s that, it looks good. No idea where it came from, I didn’t plant it. Here are a couple more pictures. There are 3 plants.
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,061
    Yes , pretty confident it is that ; may be advisable to put in marker sticks as the smallish corms die down completely in late Autumn .
  • BeechberryBeechberry Posts: 18
    I did plant them! I bought a selection of ‘bulbs for bees and butterflies’ last year and nothing much came up apart from a dahlia which was beautiful and coming along well again this year. Just found the packet - luckily I kept it. Lo and behold, liatris spicata was also included. Very happy to see it. Thanks for the help. 
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,889
    They are very easy to grow from seeds and down take long to reach maturity, if you let a pod set seed later in the year, worth a try, gorgeous plants for the bees. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • BeechberryBeechberry Posts: 18
    They’re surrounded by gaura and verbena bonariensis, which I think should all look good together.
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