Liatris pycnostachya

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Plant Information:

Botanical Name:  Liatris pycnostachya

Common Name: Prairie Blazing Star

Family: Asteraceae

Origin: Central US

Type: Native Perennial

Size: 40"h x 24"w

Exposure: Sun

Zones: Zone 3-10

Butterflies: No

Hummingbirds: No

Container Size: SPB

Found growing wild in the eastern half of Oklahoma, Prairie Blazing Star is one of the most popular Liatris species. It is frequently encountered in the gardens of native plant enthusiasts for its bee and butterfly attracting qualities. Its species name, Pycnostachya, is from the Greek word for crowded and refers to its packed flowerheads of rich purple-pink. One of its other common names is Cat Tail Blazing Star. This Liatris handles poorly drained clay soils better than some of the other species we offer.