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Liatris scariosa var. novae angliae

The only Liatris native to New England, New England blazing star is in the Aster family, and is considered a rare and protected species in the wild.


The bright purple, thistle-like flowers attract many species of bees and butterflies. Unfortunately, deer also enjoy this plant when it is young and delicate, so it would be a good idea to protect these plants until they are well established.



  • grown from seed collected from garden plants with a long history in Plymouth County.
  • grown from seed originally from plants from New Moon Nursery, New Jersey.
    If you have a preference of provenance for this specific species, please email us prior to purchasing.


Photos courtesy of Dan Wilder

Liatris scariosa var. novae angliae (New England blazing star)

  • details

    type: herbaceous perennial
    sun needs: full sun
    water needs: dry, average
    height: 3'
    plant spacing: 1 plant per square foot
    bloom time: July, August, September
    bloom color: purple, pink
  • good plant companions

    Culver's root, bottle gentian, obedient plant

  • special notes

    Labeled as species of special concern in Massachusetts due to loss of habitat




Opening in May

Specific dates and

times coming soon.


Norwell, Massachusetts

Specific address announcement coming soon.


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