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Typical inventory plug Blazing star is excellent for use in rain gardens.

Typical inventory plug
Blazing star is excellent for use in rain gardens. USDA, NRCS. 2012. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 8 October 2012). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

Liatris spicata

Blazing star

Liatris spicata has long, purple or rose flower spikes with grass-like green foliage. The blooms make for a popular cut flower.  Erect, tall, and clump forming. Attracts butterflies and birds!

This plant will tolerate a variety of conditions, such as summer heat, humidity and drought. Its preference is moist to wet soils in full sun. 


Height:

3-6 ft

Spread:

2 ft

USDA Hardiness Zone:

3-9

Bloom Color:

Purple, Rose

Liatris spicata Characteristics

Exposure

  • Full Sun

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant

Attracts Wildlife

  • Songbirds
  • Butterflies

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Moist to Wet

Attributes

  • Drought Tolerant
  • Dried Flower
  • Cut Flower
  • Clay Soil

Flowering Months

  • August
  • July

Foliage Color

  • Green

Interesting Notes:

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