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Liatris microcephala

Liatris microcephala

Blazing Star - Dwarf

Dwarf Blazing Star is a lovely native plant with delicate strap-like foliage topped by magenta-purple flower spikes in August and September. The shiny green leaves have an almost grass-like appearance. Blooming begins at the top of the flower stalk and progresses downward, butterflies and insects love the late season flowers.  Native to the southern Appalachian Mountains and found in dry prairies and open glades.  Due to its ability to adapt to harsh dry sunny conditions, Liatris microcephala is a good option for planting on a green roof.

Height

18 Inches

Spread

12 Inches

Bloom Color

Purple

USDA Hardiness Zone

4
Current Availability
Qty Avail Description Comments Future Crop Future Crop Ready Date
93 Liatris microcephala #1 (NATIVE-magenta-purple) Seedheads 200 late June
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Cut Flower
Deer Resistant
Dried Flower
Green Roof Plants
Native
Native - Straight Species
Soil Conditions
Average
Dry
Sandy
Bloom Time
Summer
Exposure
Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Pollinators
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Foliage Color
Green
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