This hardy herbaceous perennial has grass-like, strappy leaves and 3- to 5-foot-tall spikes of purple-pink flowers in late summer and early fall. Native to the eastern and southern United States, this tough perennial prefers reliably moist soil but will tolerate drought. It provides a bold, vertical element to mixed borders and attracts bees and butterflies. It has been observed to be resistant to deer browsing and self-sows freely. The flowers are suitable for cutting.
CareProvide full sun and reliably moist, well-drained soil.
Propagation Sow seed in fall or divide in spring.
Problems Rusts and leaf spots may occur.
- Genus : Liatris
- Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
- Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
- Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
- Moisture : Adaptable
- Tolerance : Deer Tolerant, Drought Tolerant
- Bloom Time : Early Fall, Fall, Late Summer, Summer
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Fall Interest, Summer Interest
- Light : Full Sun
- Maintenance : Low
- Growth Rate : Moderate
- Plant Type : Perennials
- Flower Color : Pink
- Uses : Sun
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