PINK LIATRIS KOBOLD, GAYFEATHER Spicata
An extremely popular perennial plant in North American gardens, this Blazing Star is also called Dense Blazing Star due to it's dense flowers providing vibrant pink color. Plants become impressively large, reaching 5' tall! Flowers are a favorite of butterflies and other pollinators. Plants are easy to grow, and are drought tolerant once established.
Type: Hardy perennial
Height: 4-5 feet
Location: Sun or part sun
Hardiness zones: 3-10
Seeds per pack: 10
Germination: As with many perennial seeds, these seeds benefit from a period of moist cold to help them begin to grow. This is done by giving them a cold 'winter' period (artificial or natural), and then a warming to simulate 'spring', and time to grow! Here's how this can be done:
Obtain a planting container that has holes in the bottom for excess water to drain. Place the seeds just under the surface of your growing medium, and water. Place your container at room temperature for 2 weeks (they will not grow yet), and then place them in a clear plastic bag (to retain moisture), and in a refrigerator for 4-6 weeks. Once the cold period is completed, place the container back at room temperature for them to germinate. Be sure to keep the soil moist during this entire germination period. Seedlings will sprout a few weeks, or occasionally several months, after the warming period. They require some patience, but are well worth the effort!