Appalachian blazing star is a drought tolerant perennial, good choice for the garden, restoration, meadow plantings.
A dwarf blazing star, Liatris microcephala has multiple rose to purple flowering spikes with grass-like leaves. The plant is upright, small, and compact.
Tolerant of harsh growing conditions such as poor soil, heat, humidity, and drought, but requires good drainage.
For more information on this plant, visit the USDA PLANTS Database. http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=LIMI7