Meadow Blazing Star Gayfeather – Liatris ligulistylis

May 18th, 2021

Punctuate the garden with Meadow Blazing Star’s rosy-purple flowers! This native is tolerant of heat, humidity, drought and prefers a sunny to a partly sunny location. Pair it with other prairie plants such as WINDWALKER® Royal Red salvia, big bluestem grass and Engelmann’s daisy for a feast for the eyes! It isn’t fussy about soils and is a calling card for hummingbirds, native bees, and many butterflies!

Plant Type: Perennial – North American Native
Height: 1.5’-3’, taller in moist, rich soils
Width: 1.5’
Flowering Season: August-September
Flower Color: Rosy purple
USDA Hardiness zone: 3-8
Culture (Soil Type): loam, tolerant of rocky, sandy and alkaline soils

Sun: Full sun to part sun
Water Needs: Moderate to low
Good for Pollination: yes
Deer Resistant: Moderately

Winter Interest: no
North American Native: yes
Other unique benefits:
Containers: n
Dry shade: n
Fragrant: n
Wildlife Benefits: birds, especially goldfinches, eat seeds
Pollinators: Monarchs, native bees, hummingbirds, butterflies
Design Applications: Prairie gardens, butterfly gardens, wildlife habitat