Eastern Blazing Star (Liatris scariosa)
Eastern Blazing Star (Liatris scariosa)

Eastern Blazing Star (Liatris scariosa)


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Liatris scariosa

Eastern Blazing Star can grow in drier conditions than prairie blazing star and tolerates quite a bit more shade (another common name is Savanna Blazing Star). It is a stout-stemmed blazing star that stands up well even when there is only one stem. The large flower heads are a deep rose-purple in bud as well as in bloom. Monarchs and other butterflies as well as hummingbirds will visit the flowers.

Uses: butterflies, bees, hummingbirds, cut flowers
Bloom time: August & September

Height: 3 to 5 feet
Space: 12 to 16 inches

Light:  Full sun to light shade
Moisture: Average

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