liatris spicata (prairie gayfeather, spike gayfeather, dense blazing star) native

Size: 1 litre

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  • AKA liatris callilepis
  • round, fluffy, violet-purple flowers
  • blooms open at the top of the spike and then slowly open downward
  • narrow, dark green, grass-like foliage
  • bloom time: july to august
  • zone 3 
  • height 30-50cm
  • spread 25-45cm
  • colour violet, purple (deep)
  • use in mass in a perennial border, in native plant or cottage gardens
  • taller plants may require staking
  • easily grown in an average, medium, well-drained soil, in full sun
  • it is intolerant of a wet, winter site
  • full sun
  • attracts butterflies
  • attracts birds
  • drought tolerant, once established 
  • native to ontario
  • (image courtesy of NVK nurseries, NVK holdings inc.)