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Dotted Blazing Star (Liatris)

Liatris punctata
SKU: HC014623
per Plant - 2.5" Pot
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Dotted Blazing Star is the most drought tolerant of the genus and blooms in late summer with showy lavender-pink flower spikes. The roots have been documented to grow to depths of 14 feet into the prairie soils. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
key features
Botanical Name
Liatris punctata
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Easy To Grow, Naturalizes, Cut Flowers
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
12-18" tall
Bloom Time
Late summer to fall


12-18" tall x 8-12" wide (seed propagated). Native to the western short grass prairies of the Great Plains and foothills of CO and NM, Liatris punctata is the most xeric of our Gayfeather species. Deep rooted and long lived, this species is the best choice for xeriscapes where it can be planted with Zinnia grandiflora, and Agastache rupestris for a superb late-summer, flowering display. Grows in a wide range of soils, including dry clay. 
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