30 Graines Plume du Kansas, Liatris à épi, Liatris spicata

30 Graines Plume du Kansas, Liatris à épi, Liatris spicata

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Liatris Spicata , L'Flamboyant Star dense or La Plume des Prairies , is a perennial herbaceous plant with flowers of the family of Asteracée . 

30 Seeds - direct sowing at 20 ° C
He is from eastern North America
 where he pushes in wet meadows and the meadows of Carex.Plants have large ears of purple flowers resembling puffs or feathers that grow from 1 to 5 feet (0.30 to 1.52 m) high. The species pushes in the rusticity zones 3 to 8, extending from the Midwest to the East, east and west of Canada. The common varieties include 'Alba' and 'Floristan White' which are cultivars with white flowers [3] on ears of 18 in (46 cm), 'Callilepsis' with long stems good for The cut flowers , 'Floristan Violett' with a strong rod and ears of thick purple flowers, favorite of florists, and 'Kobold' which remains small with dark purple flowers.

Liatris Spicata is a garden flower in many countries of the world, cultivated for its light purple flowers (pink or white in certain cultivars). They flourish from July to August or September, depending on where they are in their distribution area. 

In culture, it is found under many names, notably the buttons serpentary, the gay pen of the Kansas, the flamboyant star, Liatris Callilepis. Full sun is preferable and well -drained soil is preferable to avoid rot, although plants prefer wet soil. However, plants do not tolerate wet floors in winter. Plants can tolerate a little shade as well as drought, but need regular watering during the first season of growth to develop solid roots. Plants can be cultivated from Bulbes (similar to bulbs and tubers) or from seeds, or plants can be purchased in garden centers or nurseries.

To grow from seeds, start in early spring inside or outside. Germination takes 20–45 days. When the leaves appear, divide them into large tufts. Plants must be spaced 12 to 15 inches. Spacing allows the sun and air to help fight potential diseases such as rod rot ( Sclertinia sclerotiorum ), Leaf spots ( Phyllosticta Liarididis, Septoria Liaritis ), Les Rouilles ( Coleosporium Laciniariae, Puccinia Liaritis ), Oïdium ( Erysiphe Cichoracearum ) and wilting ( Verticillium Albo -Atrum ). During growth from seeds, flowers generally do not appear before the second year.  If you change the soil, plants prefer soil with high levels of calcium and magnesium and low levels of potassium and phosphorus.  In the gardens, Liatris Spicata works well planted individually, on the edge, and because of its vertical shape, it contrasts well with the plants in mound and wide leaves. In informal gardens, large stretches of plantations work well. Fresh or dried flowers work well as cut flowers and have a vanilla scent when dried.

Liatris Spicata is excellent for attracting pollinators and beneficial insects. These include butterflies such as the monarch, the machaon tiger, the opacified sulfur, the orange sulfur, the gray also, the fritillary of Aphrodite, the painted lady, the red admiral and the nymphs of the nymphs of the nymphs of wood. Flowers attract bourdons, fouetuse bees ( Anthophurini ), Long horns ( melissodes spp.), Leaf cutting bees ( Megachile spp.), Hesperies and birds, including hummingbirds.The caterpillars of rare glorious ringworm ( Schinia Gloriosa ) and Liatris ringworm ( Schinia Sanguinea ) feed on flowers and seeds. The Lyatris pyral caterpillars ( Carmenta Anthracipennis ) cross the stems of the plant. Marmottes, rabbits and Campagnols also eat plants.  Deer are less likely to eat Liatris Spicata than other plants and are therefore considered to be deer resistant, although deer eat almost anything when food is rare.

Liatris Spicata was historically used in medicine by the Amerindians for its properties Carminatives , Diuretics , stimulants, sudorific and Expectorants In addition to these uses, the Cherokee used the plant as an analgesic for back pain and members and the Menominee used it for A "weak heart". The root of the plant is the most often used part.  Amerindians also used the plant to treat swelling, abdominal pain, spasms/colic and snake bites . Currently, the plant is used for a sore throat by gargling with an infusion, like insectuge based on plants and in pot-pourri.


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