Liatris Alba will provide a perfect vertical perennial accent for the garden. This very reliable performer features Snow White bottlebrush-like flowerspikes that crown thick upright stems encased in fans of long, narrow leaves. The white spikes will attract both butterflies and hummingbirds. They are also excellent in floral arrangements and make good dried flowers.
Plants form a low clump of grassy looking leaves, bearing tall spikes of white flowers beginning in midsummer. It is very useful in the sunny border or meadow garden, or in containers. Drought tolerant, liatris form full clumps of multiple spikes after two growing seasons and will benefit by dividing them every 3-4 years
Features terminal spikes of sessile, rounded, fluffy, white flower heads (each to 3/4″ across) appearing atop rigid, erect, leafy flower stalks. Multiple stalks arise from basal tufts of narrow leaves (to 10″). Flowers generally open top to bottom on the spikes. Blooms in summer. Liatris belongs to the aster family, with each flower head having only fluffy disk flowers (resembling “blazing stars”) and no rays.