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Liatris microcephala/Dwarf Liatris, Dwarf Blazing Star

Liatris microcephala / Liatris microcephala
A colony of the Dwarf Liatris
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A colony of the Dwarf Liatris

A well established clump with numerous floral stalks

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Scientific Name: Liatris microcephala
Common Name: Dwarf Liatris, Dwarf Blazing Star
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: Purple
Light Exposure: Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This dwarf Liatris is an excellent perennial for a wide range of growing conditions, even those which have poor soils. It produces compact, fine-textured, dark green, grassy-like foliage. Flowers open from top to bottom, a unique feature of this genus. Spikes are filled with tassel-like rosy-purple flowers. Easy to grow and tolerant of dry conditions once well established. Grows best in a slightly acid soil