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Liatris spicata

Liatris spicata adds a whimsical touch to the garden with tall fluffy plumes of rose-purple. This deer resistant perennial has grass-like foliage with tall spikes of charming colorful blooms. Liatris spicata attracts hummingbirds and is excellent for cut flowers due to their long sturdy stems. It prefers a hot sunny location with fast-draining soil and will tolerate drought.

  • Deer and rabbit resistant
  • Excellent cut flower
  • Drought tolerant

Plant Details +

Botanical Liatris spicata
Common Name Blazing Star
Family Asteraceae
Height 24-36"
Spacing 12-15"
Hardiness Zones 3-9
Exposure Full sun
Foliage Dark green
Flower Rose-purple
Bloomtime Mid to Late Summer

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: May be planted in average, moist well-draining soil. 1. Dig a hole 4" deep. "2. Set the bulb firmly in place 5” apart. 3. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. No need to stake plant.

Pests or Diseases: No serious insect or disease problems.