New England Blazing Star
Scientific name: Liatris scariosa var. novae-angliae
Narrow lance-like green leaves to 10 inches long.
August to October.
This easy to grow flower needs full sun. It may be found in poor soil that is dry or rocky, as it doesn’t like too much moisture that is not well drained. Handles the heat and humidity of summer.
Belongs to the Aster family. There are many varieties of Liatris.
Attracts hummingbirds, bees and butterflies. It is of special value to the bumble bee.
This native plant is an excellent addition to your garden for late summer color.
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