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Liatris tenuifolia

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Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Liatris (ly-AT-riss) (Info)
Species: tenuifolia (ten-yoo-ih-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)

Category:
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Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:
Violet/Lavender
Purple

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

Foliage:
Deciduous

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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Positive dogdays On Oct 23, 2010, dogdays from Sebring, FL wrote:

The pictures by Floridian are not L. tenuifolia, which has stiff grass-like leaves that are evergreen (not deciduous). See: http://www.alabamaplants.com/Pinkalt/Liatris_tenuifolia_page... for good pix. The best place to research FL plants is: http://florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=3310# If you look at the specimen details, this will also give an idea of when seed is available, which should be early Nov. this year (2010).

Easily grown from seed. Cotyledons are surprisingly round like peas. Started in greenhouse last winter which resulted in blooming plants in pots 10-2010. Easily transplanted. Plants multiply at base and can be separated and transplanted. My fotos are of 2 yr old transplant.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Apopka, Florida
Ellenton, Florida
Green Cove Springs, Florida
Sebring, Florida



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