Blazing Stars (Liatris spp.)

(aka: Gayfeather)
These unique showy plants are great to have in a mixed perennial garden. They have 2-3 inch purple, fluffy looking plumes that open from top to bottom during the summer. The grass-like leaves not only compliment but also offer contrast to your other garden plants. They will thrive in partial shade to sun and will continue to grow larger over the years as their bulb increases in size. Butterflies love these flowers!

Attracts: MonarchPainted LadySilver-spotted SkipperGulf Fritillary,  and more

Color(s): Purple, rose-purple, white

Sun Exposure: Sun

Soil: Poor soil, drought tolerant, well-drained

Average Height: 18 in.

Average Spread: 12 in.

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9

Note: Deer resistant

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