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Liatris aspera

Liatris aspera

Blazing Star - Rough

Rough Blazingstar blooms later than Liatris spicata, producing tall upright stalks with rose-purple disk florets spaced evenly along the stems.  The flower spikes emerge from basal tufts of long thin green leaves and bloom August and September.  Because the fluffy flowers appear at the same time rather than sequentially, Liatris aspera makes an excellent cut flower.  Hummingbirds and butterflies benefit from the late summer nectar production.

Height

36 Inches

Spread

24 Inches

Bloom Color

Lavender/Purple

USDA Hardiness Zone

3
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Cut Flower
Deer Resistant
Dried Flower
Native
Soil Conditions
Average
Dry
Sandy
Bloom Time
Summer
Exposure
Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Pollinators
Food Source for Wildlife
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Foliage Color
Green
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Tennessee Coneflower
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