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Liatris Common Name Gayfeather Or Blazing Star

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, meadow garden or in containers.

Drought tolerant and 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 to 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, rabbits

Attracts: Butterflies, hummingbirds

Tolerant: Drought



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