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: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Asteraceae
Native Range: Eastern United States
Zone: 3 to 8
Height: 2.00 to 4.00 feet
Spread: 0.75 to 1.50 feet
Bloom Time: July to August
Bloom Description: Red-purple
Sun: Full sun
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Suggested Use: Rain Garden
Flower: Showy, Good Cut, Good Dried
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies
Tolerate: Drought, Clay Soil