Scaly Blazingstar

 - Liatris squarrosa

Light: Full Sun
Soil: Sand, Loam
Moisture: Dry, Medium
Benefits: Pollinators, Butterflies, Birds, Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant
Height: 1'-2'
Blooms: Aug, Sep
Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Color: Lavender, Purple
Spacing: 6"-1'
Root: Corm

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If you're looking for a Liatris for a hot, dry site, Scaly Blazingstar is an excellent choice. At two feet tall it is smaller than other Blazingstars, and its leaves are not as numerous, either. The tufted flower heads are openly spaced on a spike 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 perfect for use in rock gardens – or plant it with other low growing prairie flowers such as Whorled Milkweed, Prairie Onion, White Prairie Clover, Dotted Mint or Showy Goldenrod.

Other names include Scaly Gayfeather or Scaly Liatris.

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    Purple Coneflower Echinacea purpurea
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