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Liatris squarrosa

Scaly Blazing Star

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Liatris squarrosa (Scaly Blazing Star)

Growing no taller than knee-high, this unique blazing star produces a striking mound of brilliant pink flowers in late summer. This is a great choice for hot, dry situations where low-growing plants are desired. A very drought tolerant wildflower for dry sandy soil and well-drained slopes in full sun.

Additional Information:


Height
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Spread
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Bloom/Seasonal Color
Red Violet


USDA Hardiness Zone 4-6

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:
Mix with other low-growing prairie flowers such as Wild Petunia, Lanceleaf Coreopsis and Cliff or Showy Goldenrod. Try it in a late summer container.

Good Companions
Purple Poppy Mallow (Callirhoe involucrata), Lanceleaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata), Wild Petunia (Ruellia humilis), Cliff Goldenrod (Solidago drummondii), Showy Goldenrod (Solidago speciosa)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

UPL

Nature Attracting

Butterfly

Root

Fibrous

Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture

Average

Special Uses

Containers
Fresh Cut Flower

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Butterfly Nectar