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Liatris spicata/Blazing Star

Liatris spicata / Liatris spicata
Spikes of lavender flowers in advanced stage
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Spikes of lavender flowers in advanced stage

High season of bloom in summer

A special cultivar of this exotic perennial

A colony of purple spike flowers

A close-up view of a floral spike

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Scientific Name: Liatris spicata
Common Name: Blazing Star
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Purple
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants for Xeriscapes
Plants That Attract Butterflies
Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Comments: Flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Easy to grow in poor soils, is high heat and humidity tolerant, and withstands drought. It will not grow in poorly drained or wet soils.