Rough blazing star (Liatris aspera)
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Rough blazing star (Liatris aspera)

Rough blazing star (Liatris aspera)

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Vivid-purple flowers about 1 inch wide are borne along a stalk 2-4 ft tall. Plants have narrow, sandpapery basal leaves that grew to about 6 inches tall, and were well-established by their third year of growth. Plants bloomed in late August and early September. This species was the second least attractive to natural enemies in the late season, with similar numbers of natural enemies as in the grass control.

Shade Tolerance: Full Sun to Part Shade

Moisture: Dry to Moist

Soils: Loam, Sand

Height: 2-3 ft.

Bloom Time: July-Oct

Color: Violet

Deer Resistant: Yes

Uses: Butterflies

Other: Drought tolerant; attracts birds.

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