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ALASKA HAWAII MIDWEST NORTHEAST PACIFIC NORTHWEST SOUTHEAST SOUTHWEST WEST Zone 1 Zone 2 Zone 3 Zone 4 Zone 5 Zone 6 Zone 7 Zone 8 Zone 9 Zone 10
What is this To help gardeners understand which plants will grow well for them, the entire USA has been segmented into ‘Plant Hardiness Zones’.

Liatris microcephala

 
 

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Liatris microcephala (aka 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 low-maintenance plant. (Liatris microcephala)

Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Birds
Attract Birds
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Native
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 18-24" tall, 9-12" wide
Bloom Time Late summer to fall
Size Bag of 3
SKU AFLHG03

Plant Information

18-24" tall x 9-18" wide. Liatris microcephala, also called Small Headed Gayfeather or Dwarf Blazing Star, 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.

SKU AFLHG03
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 Bare Root
Foliage Color Green
Native Yes
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Native
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping

Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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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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