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Rough Blazing Star

Liatris aspera

What is it? Rough Blazing Star, also known as Liatris aspera, is a perennial wildflower in the Asteraceae family.
Native to where? Rough blazing star is found natively in the central United States and along the Southeastern coast of the United States.
Hardiness Zone: Plants are hardy from USDA Hardiness Zones 3 to 8.
What does it look like? It grows as a single, erect, unbranched stem in full sun to a height of 2 to 6 feet. It has numerous, button-like flower heads in lavender, pink, or purple.
Bloom Time: It blooms in August through October.
Growth Habit: Plants should be spaced 6 inches to 1 foot apart.
Growing Conditions: It prefers medium or dry well-drained soils of loam or sand. Avoid planting this drought tolerant plant in moist areas, or locations where the soil remains consistently wet during winter.
Environmental Benefits: It will attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and other pollinators.
Image Source:
By Eric Hunt - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

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