Rough Blazing Star (Liatris aspera)

Rough Blazing Star (Liatris aspera)

Attractive to butterflies, hummingbirds, pollinators, and the human eye! Every sunny garden needs a Blazing Star and this one is a good choice. Not too tall, with slender stems that aren’t top heavy. Perfect for dry soils.


Sun:    Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture:    Dry, Medium
Height:    3 feet
Blooms:    July, Aug, Sept, Oct
Color:    Pink, Purple
Spacing:    12-18″
Zones:    3-8
Benefits:    Butterflies, Pollinators, Birds, Hummingbirds

Design Tips

Plant in large drifts with short grasses scattered in-between. The tall flower spikes rise above the grasses.

Companion Plants

Lance Leaf Coreopsis
Whorled Milkweed
Orange Coneflower
Little Bluestem
Prairie Dropseed