Liatris microcephala

Dwarf Blazing Star

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Pot Size: quart


Plant Description

Here's an interesting little, fairly rare Liatris native to exposed rocky places in the southern Appalachians. From 2 to 8 inch clumps of very linear, grass-like leaves, typically Liatris but dainty flower spikes produce lavender colored flowers in late summer. They can grow up to 3 feet but normally are half that. This Liatris can take drought and poor soil in sun or light shade. Its very fine, graceful texture is useful in the garden, and it looks great flowering with Grass-leaved Golden Aster.

 

Characteristics

Container plant

Roof Garden

Deer Resistant

Butterfly Plant

Hummingbird Plant

Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Not too hard to culture             

Plant Type

Wildflower, Perennial

Light Exposure

Full sun, Mostly sunny

Half and half

Soil Condition

Average, Clay, Sandy, Organic

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist, Dry

Size

quart

Height

24 to 36

Flower Color

Lavender

Bloom Time

Late summer, Early fall

Typical Height

30in

Spread

15in

Zones

5, 6, 7, 8