Exposure
Sun
Part sun
Soil Moisture Needs
Dry
Average
Growth Rate in the Garden
Fast
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Nature Attraction
Songbirds
Bees
Butterflies
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Bloom Color
Purple
Attributes
Good Cut Flowers
Tolerates wet sites
Long Blooming
Drought Tolerant
East Coast Native
Easy to Grow
Water Requirements
Adapts well to dry or moist conditions

Liatris spicata

Gayfeather

This native plant has long spikes of flowers which bloom above lush, grassy foliage. Ideal for providing a strong vertical element in the garden. Excellent for attracting butterflies or accenting summer bouquets.

Native

Height:

36-60 Inches

Spacing:

24"

Hardiness Zone:

3-9

Bloom Time:

Summer-Fall

Bloom Color:

Purple

Liatris (ly-ay'-tris)

Family: Asteraceae · Common Name: Gayfeather, Blazing Star

Native American plants providing colorful spikes in purple, lavender and white. Flowers bloom July to August. Attractive to butterflies. Liatris are an excellent plant for borders and cutting. Drought resistant.

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