Liatris microcephala (dwarf gayfeather, tiny-headed liatris) is a dense and compact native liatris with many stems growing up to 18″ tall and carrying lavender flowers. Very pretty, adaptable and useful for garden beds with limited space and also containers. NATIVE TO THE SOUTHEAST.
Liatris pycnostachya (button snakeroot) is an outstanding native of the great plains grows even in in wet prairies. Breath-taking in the garden and vibrantly vivacious as a florist’s crop. Produces a 1′ or larger dense spike crowded with reddish-purple, long-lasting flowers on 3-4′ spikes. A must for butterfly gardens. NATIVE TO THE CENTRAL AND NORTHEASTERN U.S.
Liatris spicata (Kansas gayfeather) is an early summer blooming lavender spikes grow to 3′ tall. Great flower arrangement subjects that also attract butterflies. Plant in full sun to part shade. ‘Kobold’ is a small, compact, upright, cultivar which typically grows 2-2.5′ tall. NATIVE TO THE EASTERN HALF OF THE U.S.