Liatris spicata - Blazing Star


An absolutely unforgettable purple perennial. Revered for its grass like foliage and strong, spiky plumes of purple flowers that bring in the birds, bees and butterflies. For a truly colorful garden experience, plant with black eyed susans, bee balm and daylilies. 

Type: Perennial
Hardiness range: 4A - 9B
Height: 36" to 5' / 90cm to 1.60m
Spread: 12" to 18" / 30cm to 45cm
Growth rate: Average
Exposure: Full sun
Persistence: Deciduous, broadleaf
Bloom color: Pink, purple, white
Bloom season: Late Summer to Mid Fall
Bloom attributes: Attracts butterflies, suitable for cut flowers
Leaf color: Green
Fruit color: n/a
Water requirements: Moist
Soil type: Loamy
Form: Upright or erect
Landscape uses: Border, specimen
Attributes and features: Attracts birds, native to North America