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Liatris aspera

Rough Blazing Star

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Liatris aspera (Rough Blazing Star)

In September, tall stalks of rounded, fluffy, rosy purple flowers bloom with most of the flowers opening at the same time making for a fine cut flower. Butterflies enjoy the nectar. This is one of the last Liatris to bloom and one of the shortest.

Additional Information:


Height
24-36 Inches

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Spread
12-18 Inches

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
Purple


USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Aromatic Aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium), Showy Goldenrod (Solidago speciosa), Stiff Goldenrod (Solidago rigida), Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), Sideoats Grama (Bouteloua curtipendula), Gray-head Coneflower (Ratibida pinnata), Missouri Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia missouriensis)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

UPL

Nature Attracting

Hummingbird
Butterfly

Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture

Moderate
Average

Special Uses

Fresh Cut Flower

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Butterfly Nectar