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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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