Liatris aspera

Gayfeather, Rough Blazing Star, Button Blazing Star

 
Purple Liatris aspera, Liatris aspera, Gayfeather

Liatris aspera (Rough Blazing Star, Button Blazing Star, Gayfeather) is a large growing, showy drought tolerant species from the Mid-West. The large pink flowers are highly attractive to bees and butterflies. Drought resistant/drought tolerant perennial plant (xeric).

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Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Bloom Time Summer
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Learn More…
Size Plant - 2.5" deep pot
SKU 63751

Details

36" tall x 12-15" wide. Liatris aspera is native to a wide area in the mid-section of the US, Rough Blazing Star (or Button Blazing Star) is well adapted to drier conditions than many other Liatris species. Blooming from mid-summer into early fall, the flowers are highly attractive to numerous butterflies and native bee species; a great plant for the habitat garden! Low fertility, well drained soil.
SKU 63751
Common Name Gayfeather, Rough Blazing Star, Button Blazing Star
Botanical Name Liatris aspera
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Purple
Mature Height 36" tall
Mature Spread 12-15" wide
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Native
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from February 27-June 30, warmest zones first. Most plant orders will arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

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5.0

Waiting for first bloom....it is Nebraska

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from Omaha, Nebraska

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about High Country Gardens Liatris aspera:

    All products purchased from SFG have been superior to nurseries here.
    Any item that has not worked have been immediatelly replaced.

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    5.0

    Trying this plant this year.

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    from Michigan City, Indiana

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    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Butterfly Magnet
    • Fragrant
    • Hardy
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • None

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Liatris aspera:

    A great addition to any flower bed.

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    USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

    To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

    • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
    • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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