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Garber's gayfeather
Liatris garberi
Asteraceae
 

Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

General Landscape Uses: Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower gardens.

Availability: Grown by enthusiasts and occasionally by native plant nurseries.

Description: Medium herbaceous wildflower.

Dimensions: About 2-3 inches in height; to 3 feet when in flower. Usually taller than broad, but falling over and forming open patches.

Growth Rate: Moderate.

Range: Southeastern United States south to Miami-Dade and Collier counties. Perhaps extirpated in Broward and Miami-Dade counties.

Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

Habitats: Pinelands.

Soils: Moist, well-drained sandy soils, without humus.

Nutritional Requirements: Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.

Salt Water Tolerance: Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.

Salt Wind Tolerance: Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.

Drought Tolerance: High; does not require any supplemental water once established.

Light Requirements: Full sun.

Flower Color: Dark purplish.

Flower Characteristics: Showy.

Flowering Season: Summer-fall.

Fruit: Inconspicuous achene.

Wildlife and Ecology: Nectar plant for butterflies.

Horticultural Notes: Can be grown from seed.


Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley


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