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Liatris spicata

Dense Blazing Star

Description:

Slender, erect perennial that reaches a height of 3 to 4 feet. A dense spike of purple flowers appears July to September. Likes full sun but can tolerate partial shade. Grows best in moist, acidic sandy soil. Attractive to bees, hummingbirds and butterflies. Low maintenance plant that may be resistant to deer.

Plant Overview:

Other Common Names:Dense Gayfeather, Dense Liatris
Plant Family:Asteraceae
Plant Type:Herbaceous
Plant Duration:Perennial
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Bees, Hummingbirds, Butterflies
Bloom Time:July to September
Fruit Timing:Fall
Global and State Rank:G5, SNR
Commercially available landscape plant?Yes
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Sandy
Soil Moisture:Moist
Soil pH:Acidic
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Sun
Light Range:Sun
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Moist

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