Liatris spicata / Blazing Star
With showy spikes of purple blooms, Blazing Star makes a strong vertical element in a wildflower garden or meadow, massed among grasses and other wildflowers.
Found infrequently in our region, in rich, moist soils. Irresistible to butterflies and other pollinators.
Height: 2′ – 4′ Blooms: July, August
Siting: Average to wet soil, sun to part shade
Deer Resistance: High