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Re: Can anyone tell me the name for this flower?

Message from pauline

In forum: Identify a plant

Not liatris. The leaves of that plant are spiky and grass-like, growing as it does from a bulb/corm.

  • Posted: Thu. 20th September 2018 12:29

Re: Can anyone tell me the name for this flower?

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Identify a plant

Liatris

  • Posted: Wed. 19th September 2018 20:10

Re: Can anyone tell me the name for this flower?

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Identify a plant

looks like liatris.

  • Posted: Tue. 18th September 2018 14:28

Re: Identify

Message from pauline

In forum: Identify a plant

I think it is liatris.

  • Posted: Sun. 12th August 2018 09:02

Re: need help on identifying

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Identify a plant

Is it liatris spicata?, a flower would help.

  • Posted: Thu. 8th August 2013 21:51

Re: Hollyhocks

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Alcea rosea 'Appleblossom'

I just don't grow them, there are so many lovely things blooming this time of the year like, Eupatorium purpureum, liatris, aster frikartii, heliopsis, helianthus' lemon queen, rudbeckia nitida, ehinacea and agapanthus, and that is just the perennials.

  • Posted: Thu. 9th August 2012 17:43

Re: Can you identify this plant?

Message from Ian Clark

In forum: Identify a plant

Not Liatris. The leaves are oval rather than sharp at the end. The purple flowers are small and scattered in clusters amongst the foliage. Thanks for trying. Ian.

  • Posted: Sat. 30th April 2011 15:17

Re: Can you identify this plant?

Message from Carol

In forum: Identify a plant

Is it Liatris?

  • Posted: Fri. 29th April 2011 20:23

Re: Liatris Spicata

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Liatris spicata 'Floristan Violett'

Hi, Valerie,
It is important not to plant your Liatris corms too deep - no more than 5cm deep, pointy side up.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Mon. 21st March 2011 19:53

Liatris Spicata

Question from Valerie Johnston

In forum: Liatris spicata 'Floristan Violett'

I have bought a packet of bulbs but it does not state how deep to plant. Can you please advise? Thanks, I look forward to hearing from you.
Valerie

  • Posted: Sun. 20th March 2011 15:38

Cutting back Daylily

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Hemerocallis 'Stella de Oro'

Hi, Brian,
Advice for Daylily is slightly different than that for Liatris. After flowering is finished (and assuming you have been deadheading all along), you can start 'deadleafing'. For you in Glasgow, I would think now is the time to start this. This entails grabbing clumps of dead leaves - if the plant has them - and pulling them out by hand. You can also trim off yellow tips at this time. If the foliage looks really bad and you don't mind a hole in the garden, you can shear the whole plant down now to within 5cm of the ground. The new foliage will look good and hold until the first frost. Make sure it doesn't dry out if you have sheared it back. You can top-dress with compost or fertilise at this time. Some daylilies will look attractive well into late autumn/early winter. In this case, you can cut back again in spring. Otherwise, it the foliage gets really ugly in winter, it, like Liatris, can be cut back after several hard frosts.
Hope this is helpful, and again, please let me know how you get on.
Kathy C.

  • Posted: Tue. 25th August 2009 18:30

Cutting back Liatris

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Liatris spicata

Hi, Brian,
When to cut back Liatris, as with many perennials, is a matter of preference. Leaving the faded flower spikes can provide winter interest/seed for birds, etc. And, you might just get a few come up from seed this way. However, not everyone likes this 'look' and will cut their perennials down long before spring. If you want to cut it back, first remove the faded flower spikes to the base. Leave the foliage as it is best to cut that back once the plant is dormant - this is usually best done after several hard frosts. Cutting perennials down too early can cause them to put on new growth which will use up food reserves meant for the following season. If hit by frost then, they might not have enough energy to come back in spring. Cut foliage back to within 5cm of the ground. Cutting any closer than that if you live in a cold area can cause some plants, particularly those with hollow shoots, damage by frost. Having said all that, if you don't get those 'killing frosts', and the foliage looks okay throughout winter, you can cut it back in spring.
Hope this has been helpful. Please let me know how you get on.
Kathy C.

  • Posted: Tue. 25th August 2009 18:23

Liatris spicata

Question from Brian mc

In forum: Liatris spicata

can anyone give me some pruning advice for this pant - i have grown them from bulb and they have turned out well. Do i just cut the stocks back to ground or do i cut all the foilage back to ground level in october/april. I live in Glasgow

  • Posted: Tue. 25th August 2009 15:18