Liatris pycnostachya - 9cm pot
Excellent pollinator plant! Prairie blazing star is one of the taller species ideal for naturalistic plantings, meadows or amongst grasses, and can handle more regular moisture than other varieties. Highly attractive to both humans and pollinators, with clumps of narrow leaves and tall, upright fluffy purple spikes like colourful cats tails. Flowering height at maturity 70-120cm depending on available moisture - it adapts well and will cope with drought conditions too. These are young plants in 9cm pots, that will form corm-like root systems that become completely dormant in winter, then suddenly shoot away again in spring. Photo courtesy of Jelitto.