Common Name: Gayfeather, Blazing Star Liatris Floristan White

Height:3.0-4.0 Feet

Spread:16.0-20.0 Inches

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


Flower Color:White 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 creamy white 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.