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Liatris aspera

Also called Rough Gayfeather


Liatris aspera - Rough Blazing Star - John D. Byrd, Mississippi State University, Bugwood.org

More About Liatris aspera

  • Rounded, fluffy, mauve-lilac flowers
  • Average flower stalks have 15-40 loosely spaced blooms
  • Blooms open at the top of the spike and then slowly open downward
  • Narrow, dark green, grass-like foliage, 45 cm long
  • Good cut or dried flower
  • Attracts birds and butterflies
  • Bloom Time: Early September to October
  • Flower Height: 90 cm
  • Flower Size: 2.5 cm

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Zone:

4

Height:

30-45 cm

Spread:

40-45 cm

Colour:

Purple,Mauve-lilac

Rough Blazing Star Growing and Maintenance Tips

Commonly occurs in dry, prairie soils, open woods, glades, meadows and along roadsides or railway tracks. Thrives in full sun and is tolerant of drought, summer heat and humidity and dry or rocky soils. Does not like a wet, winter soil. 

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Liatris aspera Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Border/edging
Roadside planting
Naturalizing