Gayfeather (Liatris)

Gayfeather is a native, warm season perennial wildflower that grows 1-3” tall. It produces very showy pink or purple blooms along an upright stalk. Gayfeather is important pollinator plant in late summer and fall throughout Texas. Fall-migrating monarchs and many other butterflies relish this species. Gayfeather grows from an underground bulb, making it extremely drought- hardy once established. This species prefers well drained soils and full sun. Gayfeather is commonly found in remnant prairies, on hillsides, along roadsides and in-well managed pastures.

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Description

Planting: Rangeland Plantings: Plant in the fall or early spring at a rate of 8-10 lbs. pure live seed per acre at ¼ to ½ inch deep. Landscape Plantings: Plant 1-2 lbs. PLS per 1,000 ft2.

Soil: All soils

Height: 1-3’

Regions: Texas-wide

Additional information

Season

Warm Season

Plant Type

Forb

Flower Color

Pink, Purple

Height

1-3'