Button Snakeroot - Plant
Description for Button Snakeroot
Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Prefers dryish, sandy soils. Self-seeds in optimum growing conditions. Plants tend to open up and sprawl if grown in overly fertile soils or in anything less than full sun.
This plant belongs to genus Liatris, which is a member of a large plant family, called Asteraceae and also referred to as Compositae. The button snakeroot plant is in bloom from the end of summer to fall.
This plant can be seen grown in gardens receiving full sunlight. The blooms of plants belonging to the genus Liatris produce several minute flowers, which seem to be a single large flower. This is something what pollinators love. Liatris plants bear purple or rose-hued flowers that appear to be very similar to feather boas that are held atop many spikes. Each plant of this genus has several flowering spikes. On the other hand, the leaves of these plants are very slender and not noticeable easily.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Gayfeather, Blazing Star, Button Snakeroot||white||June to September||4.00 to 5.00 feet||easy to grow|
Planting and care
Liatris are hardy perennials that reach between 60 cm to 1.8 m in height.They flower from the summer until the early months of autumn. The flower stems of Liatris carry purple or white flowers.These plants are useful for growing in the garden borders.
|Full sun||well-drained soil||Dry to medium||18C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Button Snakeroot
- Belonging to the Liatris genus (Liatris spicata Button snakeroot ), Button snakeroot is a variety of Prairie Gayfeather. Button snakeroot is a heirloom variety. Normally grows to a mature height of 1.50 metres (4.88 feet).Due to how easy it is to grow in a variety of conditions, Button snakeroot Prairie Gayfeather is great for beginner gardeners.
Typical uses of Button Snakeroot
Special features: Native plant gardens, naturalized areas or prairies. Also can be effective in borders.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose. Its generally kep indoor in living room and in terrac area.
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