Flower Color:Purple shades
Foliage Color:Green shades
Sunlight:Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun)
Water Requirements:Average Water Needs
Soil Quality:Poor Soil Quality, Average Soil Quality, Fertile Soil Quality
Soil Chemistry:Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0), Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0), Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
Bloomtime:Early Summer, Midsummer, Late Summer
Attracts Wings:Attracts Butterflies, Bee Friendly
Critter Resistant:Deer Resistant
Seasonal Interest:Dried Seed Heads
Other Features:Border Plant, Cut Flower, Cut Foliage, Dried Flower, Mass Planting
Origin:Native to North America
Multiple wands of bright violet-purple flowers open from top to bottom beginning in early summer. Narrow, opposite leaves are up to 10 inches long at the base of the plant and decrease in length up the stems.
All together, Liatris is a very strong vertical accent for the garden. It is a staple item for cutting gardens; it adds a bright, vertical element to bouquets.