blazing star

A native perennial, often found in moist meadows. One or two stems rise from a basal clump of narrow, grassy leaves. Deep violet florets open from top of spike down. Long-lasting flowers are good for cutting.

Latin name Liatris spicata
Common name blazing star
Family Asteraceae
Zone Z3-9
Bloom time Summer
Season(s) of Interest Summer through Winter
Height 3'
Native or origin Native
Soil conditions Average
Flower color Deep Violet
Known wildlife aspects Bees, Butterflies
Light Requirements Full Sun
Lurie Garden location Light Plate
Companion plants