blazing star / gayfeather

Blazing star and gayfeather (Liatris spp.) are excellent sources of nectar for butterflies in late summer and fall. Flower color of native species and their cultivars are in shades of purple as well as white. Native species can be found growing in a range of soil and moisture conditions. The majority of species prefer full sun, some cultivars will also do well in partial shade. Height can range from 1' - 6'.