Bottlebrush Blazing Star (Liatris Mucronata)

Smiling Sun Gardens

Regular price $4.00

This perennial’s stiff, upright, unbranched stems, 1-3 ft. tall, grow in wide-spreading clumps. The tufted, purple flowers are densely congested in a long spike on the upper part of the stem. The leaves are narrow and crowded, becoming progressively smaller upward.
Native Environment: Glade
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Height: 1.5 to 3 feet
Spread:  1 to 1.5 feet
Bloom Time: August to Frost
Bloom Description: Pink, Purple
Sun: Full sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Calcareous, rocky soils. Gravelly, Sandy, Limestone-based
Water Use: Low
Maintenance: Low
Attracts: Butterflies, Bees
Wildlife Benefit: Nectar

Tolerate: Drought, Heat, Dry Soil, Shallow-Rocky Soil