Native Plant Database

Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace

Eastern Blazing Star

Liatris scariosa
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Savanna / Woodland
Season of Interest:
Main Color: Purple
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
Dry, Moderate
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Butterfly / Moth Host, Butterfly / Moth Nectar
Animal
Resistance
Deer Resistant
Size

Height:

30 to
48
inches

Spread:

10 to
18
inches
Size
Height: 30 to
48
inches
Spread: 10 to
18
inches
Size
Height: 30 to
48
inches
Spread: 10 to
18
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Perennial borders, cutting gardens, native plant gardens, butterfly gardens, naturalized areas, prairies or meadows.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Grow in full sun to part shade in well drained to moderate soil. Voles eat roots so replant often.
Basic Description

Intensely colored, pink-purple rounded flower heads line tall flower spikes in August and September. Butterflies flock to the flowers for nectar. The dried flower stalks are attractive into winter, and remaining seeds feed winter birds.Part of our Pollinator Buffet plant tag series. Skippers are a diverse group of butterflies named for their quick, darting, erratic flying.

Special Features
Special Usage
Fresh Cut Flower, Dried Flower

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