Liatris scariosa, Northern Blazing Star
An important Missouri native perennial for pollinators, Blazing Star, Liatris scariosa, adorns the landscape with fluffy, reddish purple 1″ flowers in late summer and early fall. Plants grows 2-4′ tall. Also know as Gayfeather. Butterflies adore its luscious flowers.
An easy to grow perennial. Plant in average soil in full sun. Stands up to heat and humidity.
A featured plant of the Missouri Prairie Foundation Grow Native Pollinator Buffet program, a collection of plants that have been identified as being important to pollinators.
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