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FLOWER OF THE DAY!
Liatris (Gay Feather, Blazing Star)
Meaning
I’ll try again
Origins
Liatrises have become popular additions to many floral designs. The  flowers are members of the Compositae family, along with such notable  blooms as chrysanthemums, cornflowers, asters and zinnias.
Availability and Vase Life
Year round. 7-10 days.
Care and Handling
Unlike most flowers, which open from the bottom to the top of the  spike, the topmost flowers of liatris open first and blooming progresses  downward. Avoid purchasing spikes with more than three-quarters of the  blooms already opened.
Design Uses
A strong verticle line that is best used in contemporary arrangements. Is suitable for drying but a sealant should be used.

FLOWER OF THE DAY!

Liatris (Gay Feather, Blazing Star)

Meaning

I’ll try again

Origins

Liatrises have become popular additions to many floral designs. The flowers are members of the Compositae family, along with such notable blooms as chrysanthemums, cornflowers, asters and zinnias.

Availability and Vase Life

Year round. 7-10 days.

Care and Handling

Unlike most flowers, which open from the bottom to the top of the spike, the topmost flowers of liatris open first and blooming progresses downward. Avoid purchasing spikes with more than three-quarters of the blooms already opened.

Design Uses

A strong verticle line that is best used in contemporary arrangements. Is suitable for drying but a sealant should be used.

Tagged: LiatrisGay FeatherBlazing Star

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    My favorite flower Liatris (Gay Feather, Blazing Star) Purple Rough Blazing Star
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