Dwarf Blazing Star

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Dwarf Blazing Star is a butterfly and hummingbird-attracting plant with spiky purple blooms and grass-like foliage. Happy with poor soils and tough conditions, this native beauty handles heat and drought beautifully and can also tolerate the humidity of the deep south. Blooms appear and open from top to bottom on showy, upright stalks. A true, but showy, low-maintenance plant. (Liatris microcephala)
Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Birds
Bee Friendly
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size18-24" tall , 9-12" wide
Bloom TimeLate summer to fall
SizeBag of 3
SKUAM014846

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information

18-24" tall x 9-18" wide. Dwarf Blazing Star, also called Small Headed Gayfeather, is a stunning wildflower native to the Appalachian mountains of the southeast. Up close, the berry-purple blooms appear rather delicate set against their soft grass-green foliage - but make no mistake, this is one tough plant! Tolerant of clay, sand, loam and nutrient-poor soils, this showy flowers will make it through extreme weather swings such as drought and spells of intense humidity, earning its reputation as truly 'adaptable' to many climate challenges. Best of all, this Liatris is a magnet for loads of butterfly activity in the landscape, and also attracts hummingbirds.

 
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SKUAM014846
Item Package Size
Bag of 3
Common Name
Dwarf Blazing Star
Botanical Name
Liatris microcephala
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color
Purple
Mature Height
18-24" tall
Estimated Mature Spread
9-12" wide
Bloom Time
Late summer to fall
Planting Depth
Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Ships As
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Well Draining
Advantages
Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Native
Planting Time
Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Item Unit
Plant
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