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Liatris

Liatris are herbaceous perennials of great ornamental value with their spectacular flower spikes packed with button-shaped, purple, rosy red or white flowers resembling blazing stars. Flowering in succession from top to bottom over a long season in summer and fall, they attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. The foliage of narrow, grass-like leaves stays attractive all summer and turns a rich bronze in fall. Easy to grow and low care, these showy bloomers add strong vertical accents in perennial gardens, meadows, native plant gardens or naturalized areas.


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Liatris aspera (Rough Blazing Star)

Among the latest blooming of the blazing stars, Liatris aspera (Rough Blazing Star) is an upright, clump-forming perennial boasting fluffy spikes densely packed with deep rose-purple flowers. Stamens and styles protrude from the tufted flower heads, creating a fuzzy appearance.

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Liatris ligulistylis (Rocky Mountain Blazing Star)

Liatris ligulistylis (Rocky Mountain Blazing Star) is an upright, clump-forming perennial boasting fluffy spikes densely packed with thistle-like, deep rose-purple flowers. Flowering in succession from top to bottom over 6 weeks, the spectacular flower spikes contrast nicely with the finely textured, grassy foliage.

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Liatris pycnostachya (Prairie Blazing Star)

One of the tallest blazing stars, Liatris pycnostachya (Prairie Blazing Star) is an upright, clump-forming perennial boasting fluffy spikes densely packed with deep rose-purple flowers. Stamens and styles protrude from the tufted flower heads, creating a fuzzy appearance.

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Liatris spicata 'Alba' (Gayfeather)

Prized for its fluffy, pristine white flower spikes, Liatris spicata 'Alba' (Gayfeather) is a compact perennial of great ornamental value. Flowering in succession from top to bottom over 4 weeks and more, the tufted flower heads contrast nicely with the finely textured, grassy foliage.

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Liatris spicata 'Floristan Violet' (Gayfeather)

Prized for its fluffy wands of bright violet-purple flowers, Liatris spicata 'Floristan Violet' (Gayfeather) is a perennial of great ornamental value. Flowering in succession from top to bottom over 4 weeks and more, the tufted flower heads contrast nicely with the finely textured, grassy foliage.

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Liatris spicata 'Floristan Weiss' (Gayfeather)

Prized for its fluffy, pristine white flower spikes, Liatris spicata 'Floristan Weiss' (Gayfeather) is a perennial of great ornamental value. Flowering in succession from top to bottom over 4 weeks and more, the tufted flower heads contrast nicely with the finely textured, grassy foliage.

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Liatris spicata 'Kobold' (Gayfeather)

Prized for its fluffy wands of bright rosy lavender flowers, Liatris spicata 'Kobold' (Gayfeather) is a compact, clump-forming perennial of great ornamental value. Flowering in succession from top to bottom over several weeks, the tufted flower heads contrast nicely with the finely textured, grassy foliage.

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Liatris spicata (Gayfeather)

Valued for its showy fluffy vertical flower spikes contrasting with a lush, finely textured, grassy foliage, Gayfeather or Blazing Star (Liatris spicata) is a perennial of great ornamental value. Interestingly flowering in succession from top to bottom over 4 weeks and more, its button-shaped, purple, rosy red or white flowers resemble blazing stars

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