Scaly Blazingstar

Liatris squarrosa

Liatris squarrosa is the perfect Blazingstar for a hot, dry site. At only two feet tall it is smaller than other Blazingstars, and its leaves are not as numerous. The tufted flower heads are openly …

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SKU
35380-03
Cultural Details
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Moisture Dry, Medium
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Height 1' - 2'
Bloom Color Lavender, Pink, Purple
Bloom Time Aug, Sep
Spacing 6" - 1'
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Root Type Corm
Benefits Birds, Butterflies, Pollinators, Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant

Liatris squarrosa is the perfect Blazingstar for a hot, dry site. At only two feet tall it is smaller than other Blazingstars, and its leaves are not as numerous. The tufted flower heads are openly spaced along the top of the stem, and the flower bracts are prominently recurved. As with all Blazingstars, Liatris squarrosa is very attractive to butterflies and pollinators. Its low stature and a preference for full sun and barren soil make Liatris squarrosa is excellent in rock gardens. Plant it along with other low-growing prairie flowers such as Whorled Milkweed, Prairie Onion, White Prairie Clover, Dotted Mint or Showy Goldenrod.