This type of 35 perennials of the Marguerite I family (Asteraceae) is native to North America. He made a bold splash of colour in the summer and could not be easier to cultivate. Develop onions or modified flattened roots, plants form clumps of foliage with simple linear to lanceolate leaves, which are sometimes finely hairy. High emerging stems of the tuft, develop their many Summit points of long Callistemon, quite UN-flowers, filamentous rose-purple flowers. Bees and butterflies are attracted by the fluffy flower spikes. In addition to be adapted for borders, Liatris plant are ideal as cut flowers. Native Americans used medicinal roots, and early settlers found that the dried roots were effective to repel moths. Common names include the blazing and gayfeather.
Most are very resistant to frost. Wild plants are usually found along water courses; cultivated plants are easily grown in any position sunny with wet, humus-rich, well drained soil. Locate on the back of borders to cover up the clump of foliage and make the use of the height of the floral stem. Propagate by division or seeds.
Below:-is shorter than the species, Liatris spicata 'floristan"of the strain in 2 flowers colorspurple"floristan violett"and"floristan weiss"white flowers.
Some popular species in this genus in family temperate Eurasian daisy have been reclassified, including giving the genus its common name from the Leopard plant, there are still some 180 - odd species of perennial in Ligulaire. These are vigorous plants that grow rapidly in spring in clumps of large, broad leaves, usually heart-shape kidney, with jagged edges. In the summer and fall, erect flowering stems appear and can reach a height, depending on the species. The stems bear yellow flowers, flowers, catchy, gold for about half their length. Plants have long been used in cough herbal remedies, and today the root extracts are studied for their properties of fight against cancer.
Ligulaire species are mainly very resistant and easily grown in time full or half Sun. The soil must be fertile, humus-rich and deep. In addition, it should remain wet throughout the year. Cut when the flowers and foliage fade. Propagate by division when dormant or raise seeds.
Left:-Tall spires of yellow flowers appear on stems purple over the large, up to 12 in (30 cm in) broad, dark green leaves of Ligulaire przewalskii.