Liatris spicata, also known as spiked liatris, is a medium-sized, herbaceous bulbous plant native to North America, widely used as a cut flower. From each bulb in the spring long leaves are produced, in small tufts, similar to bright green grass; from late spring to autumn each head produces some long stems, at the apex of which the small purple or white flowers bloom, gathered in high spikes, many decorative; the flowers have a tubular shape, with fringed corolla. 4-8 floral stems are produced from each bulb. The stems that carry the flowers can grow up to 50-80 cm in height. Easy to grow, highly appreciated for its flowering that lasts for weeks. Given the particularity of its inflorescences, it is used both as a cut flower, for original compositions, and as a decorative plant for flower beds.
these bulbous plants do not fear the cold weather, therefore they can be grown in the open ground in the garden; if desired, it is also possible to grow them in pots. They prefer well-lit and sunny locations, avoid excessively shaded places. There liatris spicata, if placed in the shade, will have stunted growth and will not produce an appreciable flowering. Given its rusticity, it can be cultivated without particular precautions and without having to provide protections for the winter season.