Liatris spicata
(dense blazing star)
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Category: Herbaceous Plants

Photo Credits: Stefan Bloodworth, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Additional Species:

‘Floristan White,’ ‘Floristan Violet,’ ‘Kobold’

Height: 24 – 36 inches


Spread:  18 inches


Location: Bottom, Sides, Top of Berm


Native Status: MO


Comments & Cautions:
cultivars longer-blooming and/or more compact than the species; best performing Liatris in moist soils; slow to establish


Recommended For:

  • Bioretention and Rain Gardens

This plant prefers that the level of moisture in your soil be: Moist

This plant prefers Sand or Loam or Clay soil.

The plant DOES NOT have a salt tolerance.


Bloom and Interest Season:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
June
July
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec

Plant Form

mounded foliage; upright flower spikes

Foliage

narrow dark green linear leaves; medium-fine texture

Flowers

small magenta flowers on stems up to 18 inches; bloom top to bottom; July-September; seed heads effective into fall

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