Liatris - Does it seed for you?

chezronSeptember 2, 2008

Hi everybody,

Does Liatris spicata (Spike Gayfeather) reseed for you? I love this plant and I am wondering if it will come back in enough numbers, and reseed some, or do I need to plant more corms? Thanks

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pam_3(GA 7b)

I haven't noticed any reseeding from my liatris. I'm in metro ATL, and it does come back each year. It is a clumping perennial for me. After just a few years, I have a couple of good sized clumps (read "big"). If your's don't come back, I'd be happy to share a piece. :)

    Bookmark   September 2, 2008 at 9:05PM
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Mine doesn't reseed, but it is perennial.

    Bookmark   September 6, 2008 at 7:52PM
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I have had a clump of Liatris pycnostachya - Prairie Blazing Star, for more than 25 years and have never found a seedling from it. I surmised that the birds were picking it clean or maybe it was a sterile clone?
Anyway, I'm rather pleased that it is not one of those plants that seeds all over the place, like my native Aster!

    Bookmark   September 7, 2008 at 8:25PM
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those things that are left on it, the fuzzy things, thats the "seeds". i just pull them off and set them free or trade them. LOL

    Bookmark   September 17, 2008 at 6:36PM
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