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Scaly Blazing Star (Liatris)

Liatris squarrosa
SKU: HC017883
per Plant - 2.5" Pot
No longer available this season.
Scaly Blazing Star (Liatris squarrosa) is a tall, summer-blooming native wildflower with pink to light purple flowers held loosely on sturdy flower spikes. One of the earliest Liatris species to bloom, it attracts native bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds to the nectar-rich flowers. A tough, drought-tolerant plant for low-maintenance xeric gardens.
key features
Botanical Name
Liatris squarrosa
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Birds, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Cut Flowers
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Mature Height
24" tall
Bloom Time
Mid summer to early fall


Scaly Blazing Star (Liatris squarrosa) is a native wildflower with pink to light purple flowers held loosely on sturdy flower spikes. A great pollinator plant, summer flowers attract butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds. Liatris squarrosa is a taller growing Blazing Star with a broad native range across the West, Midwest, and Eastern US, with many populations found in the Southeast. It does best in drier conditions and prefers a wide range of non-clay soils, especially rocky or sandy soil. Plant it in full sun and combine it with other meadow species like Ironweed (Vernonia), Goldenrod (Solidago), and ornamental grasses like Undaunted Ruby Muhly (Muhlenbergia), Aster, Echinacea, and Rattlesnake Master (Eryngium yuccifolium).
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