Thickspiked Gayfeather (Liatris)

Our LIATRIS isn't blooming yet, but the photo on the right shows what it will look like when it does. Commonly called Blazing Star or Gayfeather, this perennial has very attractive foliage even when it's not in bloom, and adds interest to the winter garden. A friend brought us the plant below (along with the cactus peeking out from under the Liatris) from his pasture. It looks great on top of the Rock Wall.