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.
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Photos courtesy of Dan Wilder
Liatris scariosa var. novae angliae (New England blazing star)
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
Labeled as species of special concern in Massachusetts due to loss of habitat