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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