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Appalachian blazing star is a drought tolerant perennial, good choice for the garden, restoration, meadow plantings.

Appalachian blazing star is a drought tolerant perennial, good choice for the garden, restoration, meadow plantings. Typical inventory plug USDA, NRCS. 2012. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 8 October 2012). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

Liatris microcephala

Appalachian blazing star

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. 


Height:

1 ft

Spread:

12-18 in

USDA Hardiness Zone:

4-7

Bloom Color:

Purple, Rose

Liatris microcephala Characteristics

Exposure

  • Full Sun to Partial Shade

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant

Attracts Wildlife

  • Songbirds
  • Hummingbirds
  • Butterflies

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Well-Drained
  • Moist to Dry

Attributes

  • Rock Garden
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Cut Flower

Flowering Months

  • September
  • August

Foliage Color

  • Green

Interesting Notes:

For more information on this plant, visit the USDA PLANTS Database. http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=LIMI7