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Liatris ligulistylis

Phonetic Spelling
lie-A-tris lig-yoo-lis-STY-lis
Description

This clump-forming perennial prefers dry, sandy or rocky soils and tolerates summer heat well. It is a North American native often seen in rocky woods or slopes, prairies or gravel areas along streams. The blooms are fluffy and thistle-like on erect leafy stems. Leaves are narrow, lanceolate-oblong in shape.  The plant propagations are done by seed or tuberous division.

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#bulb#native garden
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Liatris
    Species:
    ligulistylis
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    W. Central & Central Canada to W. Central U.S.A
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Bulb
    Perennial
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Sand
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil Drainage:
    Occasionally Dry
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4b, 4a, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8b, 8a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    The blooms are fluffy and thistle-like on erect leafy stems.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Oblong
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    This perennial has erect leafy stems with the leaves being narrow lanceolate-oblong in shape.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Form:
    Straight
    Stem Description:
    This plant has erect leafy stems.
  • Landscape:
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds