Liatris cylindracea
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Hardiness Zone: 4-7 Height: 1.5-2 feet; 0.45-6 metres Spread: 0.5-1 feet; 0.15-0.3 metres Sun: Full sun Water: Dry to medium Wildlife: The caterpillar of the rare Glorious Flower Moth will feed on the flowers and seeds of this plant. Long-tongued bees, butterflies, skippers, and bee flies are attracted to the showy flowers. A variety of small mammals as well as deer and livestock will feed on the plant. Bloom Colour: Purple Tolerates: Drought Culture: Prefers dry soil containing rocky material that is of poorer quality, though this plant will adapt to growing in dry, loamy soil. Noteworthy Characteristics: Cylindrical Blazing Star has an unbranched, central stem with leaves of alternate arrangement that become smaller going up the stem. They are linear and smooth. The plant produces a short raceme of compound flowers with green bracts that form a cylindrical shape.