Liatris aspera (Rough blazing star)


Type: Forb

Area: Prairie

Height: 2′ to 3′

Bloom Months: Aug, Sept

Color: Lavender, Pink, Purple

Sun: Full sun

Moisture: Dry, Mesic

Soil: Loam, Sand

Hosts: Schinia gloriosa (Glorious Flower Moth)

Attracts/Benefits: Skippers, Various Butterflies including Monarchs, Painted Ladies, Black Swallowtails, Sulfurs and others, Bees, Honeybees, Bumblebees

Note: Deer resistant

Photo credit: Michael R. Anderson, Heather Holm

10 in stock

SKU: 942 Category:


Description from Possibility Place: Rough Blazing Star has lance-shaped basal leaves and a single flowering stalk.  Along the length of the flowering stalk are 1 inch purple flowers with long, curly styles.  Flowers bloom from top to bottom from late summer to early fall, the entire bloom period lasting about 3 weeks. Flowers attract a variety of bees and butterflies and even see the occasional visit from a hummingbird.  Corms are a tasty treat for small mammals, and will often be dug up and eaten, particularly in winter.

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