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Dwarf Blazing Star

SKU: AM014846
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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)
key features
Botanical Name
Liatris microcephala
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Birds
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height
18-24" tall
Bloom Time
Late summer to fall


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.