Liatris scariosa var. nieuwlandii
Northern Blazing Star is native. It prefers medium to dry soils, especially with a sandy or rocky component. It can grow between 2-3’ tall; taller in moister soils. The purple flowers are thistle-like and are typically about 1” across. The flowers grow in columned bunches that can extend up to 18” of the overall plant stem. Flowers bloom from the top of the plant toward the bottom, so may fall over unless tied to a stake. These flowers attract many bees and butterflies, especially bumblebees and Monarch butterflies.
Liatris scariosa is sometimes called Savanna Blazing Star or Eastern Blazing Star. Zone 4
Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds, and bee-friendly
Deer Resistant Great for cut flowers
Full sun Blooms mid-late summer
Height: (60cm)24″+ Diameter: (45cm)18″