Scaly Blazing Star

Liatris squarrosa

Scaly Blazing Star is the perfect Liatris for hot, dry sites. At only two feet tall it is smaller than other Blazing Stars, 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 …

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SKU
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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'
Hardiness Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Root Type Corm
Benefits Birds, Butterflies, Pollinators, Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant

Scaly Blazing Star is the perfect Liatris for hot, dry sites. At only two feet tall it is smaller than other Blazing Stars, 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. Its low stature and a preference for full sun and barren soil make this Liatris an excellent candidate for 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.

Like all Liatris, Scaly Blazing Star is a great pollinator favorite. Butterflies, bees and hummingbirds all visit, and birds enjoy the seeds, come fall. Plants in the Liatris genus are known to host numerous small moths, such as the Glorious Flower moth (Schinia gloriosa), Three lined Flower moth (Schinia trifascia), Wavy-Lined Emerald (Synchlora aerata), and the Blazing Star Borer moth (Carmenta anthracipennis).