liatris aspera (blazing star, gayfeather) native

Size: 1 litre
  • rounded, fluffy, mauve-lilac flowers 
  • blooms open at the top of the spike and then slowly open downward
  • narrow, dark green, grass-like foliage
  • bloom time: early september to october
  • zone 4
  • height 30-45cm
  • spread 40-45cm 
  • colour purple, mauve-lilac
  • commonly occurs in dry, prairie soils, open woods, glades, meadows and along roadsides or railway tracks
  • thrives in full sun and is tolerant of drought, summer heat and humidity and dry or rocky soils
  • does not like a wet, winter soil
  • full sun
  • attracts birds
  • attracts butterflies
  • native to ontario
  • drought tolerant, once established
  • (image courtesy of NVK nurseries, NVK holdings inc.)