Blazing Stars (Liatris spp.)
Copyright: Patty Bigner
(aka Gayfeather) These unique showy plants are fantastic to have in a mixed perennial garden. They have 2 to 3-inch purple, fluffy-looking plumes that open from top to bottom during the summer. The grass-like leaves compliment and offer contrast to your other garden plants. They will thrive in full sun to partial shade and will continue to grow over the years as their bulb increases in size. Butterflies love these flowers!
Where to Buy Blazing Stars Plants:
Blazing Stars is a Nectar Plant for:Monarch, Gulf Fritillary, Painted Lady, Silver-spotted Skipper, and more
Blazing Stars Specifications:
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 to 9
Note: Deer resistant