Liatris Common name Gayfeather or Blazing Star

 
Also known as Gayfeather. Widely grown as a commercial cut flower, this is selected from one of our native prairie wildflowers. Plants form a low clump of grassy looking leaves, bearing tall spikes of bright magenta-purple flowers beginning in midsummer.
Very useful in the sunny border or meadow garden, or in containers.
 
Drought tolerant. Attractive to butterflies.
 
Clumps may be easily divided every 3 to 4 years in the spring. Plants may need to be staked.
 

 
Hardiness Zone: 2-9
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Soil Moisture: Average or Moist
Blooming Time: Mid Summer – Early Fall
Foliage Color: Deep Green
Plant Uses: Border, Cut Flower, Container, Wildflower  
FlowerHead Size: Very Large
Height: 30-35 inches
Spread: 12-15 inches
Resistant for: Deer, Rabbit
Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Tolerant: Drought
 
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