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Liatris Spicata 'Alba'(Button Snakewort 'White') Herb Plant


Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

Liatris Spicata 'Alba'(Button Snakewort 'White') Herb in 1L Pot

Liatris Spicata 'Alba' is also known as Button Snakewort 'White' and Kansas Gayfeather or Gayfeather as one of the common name suggests it is native of N. America. Liatris is an herbaceous perennial,  it has Upright stems with whorls of fresh green narrow grass-like leaves these are topped by spikes of white fluffy flowers which open from the top downwards, it will flower from late summer into early autumn. Liatris will grow to a height of 80cm.  Liatris Spicata 'Alba' is easy to grow and they will produce plumes of white florets year after year. They prefer full Sun or Partial Shade in a well-drained fertile soil and they are fully hardy. They are great for a wildlife garden as their nectar-rich flowers will attract bees and butterflies.

Herb Usage

Liatris spicata was used medicinally by Native Americans for its diuretic, stimulant, and expectorant properties and also for pain relief and for the treatment of snake bites! An infusion of the plant can be used for a sore throat or as an herbal insect repellent. 

Buy Button Snakewort 'White'Online

Our potted Button Snakewort 'White' herb plants are generally available to buy online between May and September.


Liatris Spicata 'Alba'(Button Snakewort 'White') Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun/Partial shade
Soil Type Free draining soil
Flower Colour White
Height 100cm
Spread 50cm
Latin Name Liatris Spicata 'Alba'
Hardiness RHS rating H7 - Very hardy
Culinary None
Scented None
Medicinal/Cosmetic Herbal medicine
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Pollinator Friendly
Type of Garden Wildlife