Liatris odoratissima - Plant
Common name: Vanilla Leaf; Deer s Tongue
Bloom time: summer mosquito season
Height: 8-16 in
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
The plants require shade, soil with a high organic content, and adequate moisture, although they are often reported to be tolerant of dry shade. They will grow 1 to 1-1/2 feet tall. Vanilla Leaf is common in shaded woodlands both east and west of the cascades from British Columbia to Northern California.
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 59–86 °F
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- An accurate soil test will tell you where your pH currently stands.
- Acidic (sour) soil is counteracted by applying finely ground limestone, and alkaline (sweet) soil is treated with ground sulfur.
- If you order roses from a mail-order company, order early, in January or February (March at the latest).
- They are usually shipped in the spring as bare roots when plants are fully dormant, well before they have leafed out
The roots have chlorophyll, and photosynthesize, feeding the plant. When in bloom, the plant profusely produced short flower spikes, bearing many small fragrant vanilla-scented flowers, white-yellow petals with reddish brownish spots.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
no serious & insects disease problems
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