gayfeather


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Related to gayfeather: Liatris pycnostachya, Plains coreopsis

gay·feath·er

 (gā′fĕth′ər)
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Noun1.gayfeather - any of various North American plants of the genus Liatris having racemes or panicles of small discoid flower headsgayfeather - any of various North American plants of the genus Liatris having racemes or panicles of small discoid flower heads
wild flower, wildflower - wild or uncultivated flowering plant
genus Liatris, Liatris - genus of perennial North American herbs with aromatic usually cormous roots
dotted gayfeather, Liatris punctata - herb with many stems bearing narrow slender wands of crowded rose-lavender flowers; central United States and Canada to Texas and northern Mexico
dense blazing star, Liatris pycnostachya - perennial of southeastern and central United States having very dense spikes of purple flowers; often cultivated for cut flowers
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Liatris 'Kobold' ALSO known as gayfeather, this will attract bees and butterflies to your plot with its spikes of rosy purple flowers.
LIATRIS SPICATA KOBOLD LIATRIS, also known as gayfeather, works well in borders as a strong vertical accent.
Liatris spicata 'Kobold' Liatris, also known as gayfeather, works well in borders as a strong vertical accent.
Marjoram), cosmos Mecsico (Cosmos bipinnatus; Mexican aster), mintys y gath (Nepeta cataria; Catmint), mynawyd y bugail neu big-yr-aran (Geranium; Cranesbill) - mae digonedd o ddewis o'r rhain o bob lliw ac maen nhw'n sobor o ddidrafferth, y llygad llo mwyaf (Leucanthemum x superbum; Shasta Daisy), seren danbaid (Liatris spicata; Gayfeather), a chlust yr oen (Stachys byzantina; Lamb's Ear).
gayfeather Lindemia dubia (L.) Pennell false pimpernel Linum sulcatum Riddell grooved flax Lippia lanceolata Michx.
Achilles, asters, all forms of daisies, Kansas gayfeather (Liatris), catmint, iris, and the three "H's" (Helianthus, Heliopsis and Helenium) all will prove their worth to you if you give them the opportunity to do so.
Fall planting or 1-2 mo 41[degrees]F Redbud Cercis canadensis 3 wk at 32-40[degrees]F Herbaceous plants Butterfly milkweed Asclepias tuberosa Older seeds only: 1-2 wk 36-40[degrees]F Clematis Clematis 2-6 mo 40[degrees]F Columbine Aquilegia 2 mo 34-40[degrees]F Daylily Hemerocallis 6 wk 34-36[degrees]F Liatris, gayfeather Liatris spp.
More perennials include: ageratum, chives, butterfly weed, daylily, gayfeather, goldenrod, hibiscus, lantana, lobelia, passion flower, phlox, sage, sedum and yarrow.
Gardening for Pollinators Genus or species Butterflies Hummingbirds Bees For Sunny Areas Anise hyssop (giant + + + hyssop, Agastache spp.) Asters (Aster spp.) + + Blazing-star, gayfeather + + + (Liatris spp.) Butterfly bush (summer + + lilac, Buddleia spp.) Goldenrods + + (Solidago spp.) Lavenders + + (Lavandula spp.) Mexican sunflower + + + Tithonia rotundifolia Milkweeds (Asclepias + spp, including butterfly weed, A.
Plants with tall flower spikes, like gayfeather (Liatris), make bold contrasts to lower-growing ones.