Common Name: Gayfeather, Blazing Star Liatris Floristan Violet

Height:3.0-4.0 Feet

Spread:16.0-20.0 Inches

Hardiness Zones:3,4,5,6,7,8,9

 

Flower Color:Purple shades

Foliage Color:Green shades

Sunlight:Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun)

Water Requirements:Average Water Needs

Soil Quality:Poor Soil QualityAverage Soil QualityFertile Soil Quality

 

Soil Chemistry:Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)

Bloomtime:Early SummerMidsummerLate Summer

Attracts Wings:Attracts ButterfliesBee Friendly

Critter Resistant:Deer Resistant

Seasonal Interest:Dried Seed Heads

 

Growth Rate:Medium

Garden Style:EclecticPrairie

Other Features:Border PlantCut FlowerCut FoliageDried FlowerMass 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.