• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 2 ft. tall, 1 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Showy Summer Flowers
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ly-AT-riss spi-KAH-tuh
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth habit:Compact
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 2 ft. tall, 1 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:Pink
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Companion PlantsBlanket Flower (Gaillardia); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Bellflower (Campanula); Yarrow (Achillea); Avens (Geum)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Easily grown in fertile, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; prefers regular moisture but tolerates mild drought. Remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide every 2 to 3 years in early spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    Lore:
    Cultivated by seed.