Spike Gayfeather

Spike Gayfeather
Spike Gayfeather (Liatris spicata)
At a Glance
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Mature Height: 2 to 3 Feet
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 9
  • Soil Conditions: Moist, Well-Drained
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Bloom Color: Lavender, Purple, White
  • Bloom Season: July - August
  • Size: Medium

Features of Spike Gayfeather


Tall vertical plant with fine textured foliage the entire length of the stem. Interesting spike flowers that open from the top down. Drought tolerant once established. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Reported to be deer resistant.


  • Require moist, well-drained soil in a full sun location.
  • Good drainage is critical especially over the winter.
  • May need staking.