Native Plant Database

Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace

Marsh Blazingstar

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

Height:

24 to
36
inches

Spread:

18 to
inches
Size
Height: 24 to
36
inches
Spread: 18 to
inches
Size
Height: 24 to
36
inches
Spread: 18 to
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Sunny garden borders, rain gardens, prairie restorations.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Tolerates wide array of soil and moisture types.
Basic Description

Compact, spike-like, upright perennial common in gardens and upper Midwestern prairies. Flowers attractive to butterflies.

Special Features
Special Usage

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