Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Liatris pycnostachya

 


Full Sun
Drought Tolerant
Native
Cut Flowers
Dried Flowers
Attracts Birds
Attracts Butterflies

Liatris pycnostachya (Asteraceae)
(lie-A-tris pic-no-STAK-ee-a)
Prairie Blazing Star

This is a marvelously tall and showy species upright wands of tightly clustered pale-purple flowers are a fiesta for butterflies! Narrow grassy foliage has a wonderfully fine and airy texture in the garden. A common and wide-ranging Blazing Star found from TX up through the Mississippi Valley and into the Northeast; prefers full sun and well-drained soils, especially in winter. Bill Cullina calls this Liatris "the best species for perennial borders and formal gardens."

Bloom color: mauve-purple
Bloom period: late-summer
Height: 3-5'
Spread: 2'
Zones: 3-9

Container size: Qt.
Price: $12