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Liatris aspera

Liatris aspera

Blazing Star - Rough

Rough Blazing Star 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
Current Availability
Qty Avail Description Comments Future Crop Future Crop Ready Date
63 Liatris aspera #1 (NATIVE-pinkish-purple)
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Cut Flower
Deer Resistant
Dried Flower
Native
Native - Straight Species
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
Companion Plants to Liatris aspera
Tennessee Coneflower Echinacea tennesseensis 'Rocky Top'
Tennessee Coneflower
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White Heath Aster Aster ericoides 'Snow Flurry'
White Heath Aster
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