How do you grow Liatris?
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In respect to this, how do you grow Liatris spicata?
- Till a well-drained planting bed in full sun to a depth of about 6 inches.
- Scatter Liatris spicata seeds over the prepared bed in early spring, as soon as frost danger is past in cool areas.
- Mist the seedbed and keep it moist, but not wet, until the seeds germinate.
Secondly, does Liatris spread? The plant spreads slowly, but eventually becomes 3 to 5 feet wide. One plant is usually enough for most garden spaces. Blazing Star self-sows and also spreads through underground roots.
Correspondingly, how do you plant Liatris?
The flowers require only minimal care once planted and established in a perennial bed.
- Spread 2 inches of compost over the site and dig it into the top 6 to 8 inches of soil.
- Dig a 6-inch-deep hole for each blazing star corm or rhizome.
- Set a corm in each prepared planting hole with its flat side on the bottom.
Do Liatris come back every year?
WHEN TO PLANT: Liatris corms are planted in spring, when the weather is cool and it's easy for the young plants to get established. Flowers usually appear the first year, approximately 70 to 90 days after planting, and the plants will rebloom for many years to come.