Liatris spicata
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Hardiness Zone: 3-8 Height: 2-4 feet; 0.6-1.2 metres Spread: 0.75-1.5 feet; 0.2-0.5 metres Sun: Full sun Water: Medium Wildlife: The flowers attract bumblebees, butterflies, and skippers. Small mammals (groundhogs, rabbits), deer, and livestock will feed on various plant parts. Bloom Colour: Purple Culture: Prefers moist, sandy loam containing organic matter. It will also grow in loam and gravelly loam. Noteworthy Characteristics: Dense Blazing-Star has an unbranched central stem that ranges from light to purplish green. It has linear, alternate leaves that get smaller going up the stem. The plant produces a densely-crowded spike of flowerheads. The flowers have a fluffy appearance and bloom in order from the top to the bottom of the spike.