This cultivar of a U.S. prairie plant offers the garden spikes of purple, fuzzy-looking flowers that open from the top down on plants up to 2 feet tall and 18 inches wide. The show starts in late summer and attracts butterflies and bees. Grow it in a moist meadow or border. The flowers are also beautiful in a vase.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsFuzzy purple flower spikes. U.S. native. Attracts butterflies and bees. No staking is needed.
CareNeeds consistently moist, light, well-drained soil and full sun.
PropagationDivide clumps in spring, or start seeds in a cold frame in fall.
ProblemsStem rot, rust, leaf spots, snails, slugs.
- Genus : Liatris
- Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
- Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
- Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
- Tolerance : Deer Tolerant
- Bloom Time : Early Fall, Fall, Late Summer, Summer
- Light : Full Sun
- Moisture : Medium Moisture
- Growth Rate : Moderate
- Maintenance : Moderate
- Plant Type : Perennials
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest