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Liatris spicata (Asteraceae)
An erect perennial native to the eastern United States extending as far south as Louisiana. The stiff, cylindrical spike is heavily concentrated with deep rose-purple flowers. The blooms begin to open from the terminal end of the spike and slowly descend toward the base. Prefers a moist, well-drained, fertile soil in full sun. Must be patient, may take two to three years to become established from seed.
Average planting success with this species: 50%