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Liatris spicata
Common Name: Blazing Star Family: Asteraceae (The Aster Family)

Liatris spicata
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Mass these striking purple flower spikes for maximum effect. An excellent vertical for summer that works well with nepetas and the yellows of coreopsis and oenotheras.

Geogrpahical Origin:
North America
Native Habitat:
Meadows, borders of marshes, savannahs, damp slopes. Poor dry ridges

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourMagenta 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage Dry Moist Drought Tolerant  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone2-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Coreopsis verticillata "'Moonbeam'"
Coreopsis verticillata "'Zagreb'"
Coreopsis verticillata "'American Dream'"
Nepeta racemosa "'Walker's Low'"

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