Botanical Name: Liatris elegans
Common Name: Elegant Blazing Star
Origin: OK, Southeast US
Type: Native Perennial
Size: 14"h x 11"w
Zones: Zone 6-10
Container Size: Large Pot Band
From mid-summer into fall, these native perennials light up the garden with their flowering spike-like racemes, or wands of soft purple suffused with white. You get a unique pastel bicolor effect from its blooms as its disk flowers, with wider petals than most Liatris, have white stamens protruding from the centers. Elegant Blazing Star is native from South Carolina to Oklahoma and areas south though it is somewhat rarely encountered. Sometimes referred to as Pinkscale Blazing Star, our plants are selected from the north-most extent of its range giving them added cold hardiness.