Gayfeather or Blazing Star

Liatris spicata

  • Rosy purple flower spikes that start blooming from the top down in July
  • Ribbon foliage
  • Vertical habit
  • Widely tolerant of drought, humidity, wet, and poor soils
  • Important nectar plants for hummingbirds, butterflies and native bees

Height: 36-60 in
Spread: 24 in
Zone: 3-9

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Characteristics & Attributes

Critter Resistance:

» Deer Resistant

Foliage Color:

» Green


» Full Sun

Soil Moisture:

» Average Water
» Moist, Well Drained
» Water Garden


» Clump forming

Season of Interest (Flowering):

» Summer