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Liatris punctata

Dotted Blazing Star

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Liatris punctata (Dotted Blazing Star)

Native to the western short grass prairies of the Great Plains and foothills of CO and NM, Liatris punctata is the most xeric of our blazing stars. Deep rooted and long lived, this species is the best choice for xeriscapes where it can be planted for a superb late-summer, flowering display. Grows in a wide range of soils, including dry clay.

Additional Information:


Height
12-18 Inches

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Spread
8-12 Inches

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
Purple


USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:
Try with zinnia and agastache as well as drought-tolerant natives.

Good Companions
Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), Western Sunflower (Helianthus occidentalis), Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

FAC

Nature Attracting

Hummingbird
Beneficial Insects
Songbird
Butterfly

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
Food/Birds