Native Plant Database

Header Photo: Mervin Wallace

Bottlebrush Blazing Star

Liatris mucronata
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Glade
Season of Interest:
Main Color: Purple
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone: 1
Hardy To Zone: 1

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Hardiness Zones

Midwest map of zones 5 (north), 6, and 7 (south)

as defined by the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map; (hardiness zones are not recorded for all Grow Native! plants)
Bottlebrush blazing star by Mervin Wallace
Photo: Mervin Wallace
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
Dry, Moderate
Nature Attracting
Butterfly, Pollinators/Beneficial Insects
Wildlife Benefit
Animal
Resistance
Deer Resistant
Size

Height:

18 to
30
inches

Spread:

12 to
18
inches
Size
Height: 18 to
30
inches
Spread: 12 to
18
inches
Size
Height: 18 to
30
inches
Spread: 12 to
18
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Use in formal sunny beds, rock gardens, butterfly gardens, or glade gardens.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Prefers dry to average soil in mostly full sun. Fertile soil will make plants too tall and weak.
Special Features
Special Usage
Basic Description

Small blazing star, blooming in July and August. Stiff, grass-like leaves radiate out from the stem to resemble a bottle brush. Attractive foliage in spring, summer, and even fall after the plants dry and go dormant.

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