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Liatris microcephala / Dwarf Blazingstar (Aster Family)

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This diminutive Blazing star is perfect for a sunny, dry, front border location. Small grass-like basal foliage gives rise to multiple flowering stems with rosy purple flowers in late summer. It prefers particularly lean soils, and will not tolerate being too wet over winter. It pairs nicely with Little Bluestem, Royal Catchfly, Butterfly Milkweed, and Purple Coneflower.
Purple, 3-4 weeks, Aug-Sep
Leaves: Grass-like spikes
Height: 1-2
Space: 1-2'
Soil: Average, dry, lean, sandy/rocky
Exposure:  Full sun-Part sun
Fauna: Butterflies, bees, flies
Seeds:  Small grayish tufts appear up the stem

Deer Resistance: Medium
Zone: 6-9
Native Status: NC native, rare in the Piedmont and Mountains
Provenance: Unknown, seed grown