Native Plant Database

Header 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:

?

 

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)
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
Dry, Moderate, High
Nature Attracting
Butterfly
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.
Special Features
Special Usage
Basic Description

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

Where Should I Start?

Check out the Grow Native! Committee’s Top Ten picks of native plants for a particular purpose.

What’s the Next Step?

Picked out your plants? View our Resource Guide of garden centers, seed sources, landscapers, education resources, and more!

Where Can I Find This Plant in Nature?

Learn about the Native Environment(s) inhabited by the plants in this database.

Support the Grow Native! Program