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Liatris scariosa

The only Liatris native to New England, Blazing star is in the Aster family. 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.


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Liatris scariosa (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