Liatris will provide a perfect vertical perennial accent for the garden. The rose-purple spikes will attract both butterflies and hummingbirds. They are also excellent in floral arrangements and make good dried flowers. Plants form a low clump of grassy looking leaves, bearing tall spikes of bright magenta-purple flowers beginning in midsummer. It is very useful in the sunny border or meadow garden, or in containers. Drought tolerant. liatris form full clumps of multiple spikes after two growing seasons and will benefit by dividing them every 3-4 years
Features terminal spikes of sessile, rounded, fluffy, deep purple flower heads (each to 3/4″ across) appearing atop rigid, erect, leafy flower stalks. Multiple stalks arise from basal tufts of narrow leaves (to 10″). Flowers generally open top to bottom on the spikes. Blooms in summer. Liatris belongs to the aster family, with each flower head having only fluffy disk flowers (resembling “blazing stars”) and no rays.