Where do you buy liatris?

hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)July 9, 2011

I'm trying to find a source. I bought a whole bunch of them somewhere two years ago, but most disappeared. The few that bloomed look very nice, so I thought I would try again.

Renee

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calistoga_al ca 15 usda 9

It has been many years, but I am sure I bought mine mail order from Dutch Gardens. I have not looked but Costco may have them by the box. Al

    Bookmark   July 9, 2011 at 8:40AM
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gobluedjm

You might try Green Thumb/Green Arrow.
I thought I saw them at Lowes this year also.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2011 at 11:54AM
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jenn(SoCal 9/19)

So glad you asked, I'm planning to add them to the garden this fall. Have you searched on-line? If you can't find a local source, I found it at Bluestone Perennials, a very reputable on-line catalog.

Liatris spicata

    Bookmark   July 9, 2011 at 1:59PM
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socalgal_gw Zone USDA 10b Sunset 24

I bought bulbs at Walter Andersen's in San Diego, but don't remember what time of year.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2011 at 5:35PM
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onederw

Hi Renee!
I like Brent & Becky's, a small but highly reputable mail order bulb supplier. I've ordered from them several times and always been pleased. For liatris, however, I think you'll have to wait a bit to order from them. The liatris are listed in their summer catalogue, and right now they're zeroed in on tulips and daffodils for the fall.

K

Here is a link that might be useful: Liatris from Brent & Becky

    Bookmark   July 9, 2011 at 6:36PM
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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

I'll look at Lowe's and Green Thumb/Arrow first. Wow, what a difference in prices! 8.95 at Bluestone for one bulb, and about 1.20 apiece at Brent and Becky's. Since I want a lot, I don't think I'll go with Bluestone.
Renee

    Bookmark   July 10, 2011 at 12:12AM
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hoovb zone 9 sunset 23

The cheapo ones are as good as the expensive ones. Mine I've had since 2000 and they are still doing great. They like at least a little moisture year round, but to stay on the dry side. Neither totally dry nor very moist. Otherwise they either dry up or rot. Then let the plant growth really dry out before you cut it off. In a spot they are happy with, they are very easy.

    Bookmark   July 10, 2011 at 6:47PM
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