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Liatris microcephala

Phonetic Spelling
lie-A-tris my-kro-SEF-uh-luh
Description

Small and upright, this plant is good in cutting gardens, native gardens and naturalized areas. It is native to the southern Appalachian Mountains. The flowers are in fluffy terminal spikes, while the leaves are narrow and grass-like. Prefers well-drained soil and tolerates high heat and humidity. This plant is not resistant to damage by deer.

 

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#purple#NC native#native garden
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#purple#NC native#native garden
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Liatris
    Species:
    microcephala
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    South Eastern U.S.A
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Perennial
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Description:
    The flowers are in fluffy terminal spikes.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    The leaves are narrow and grass-like.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    The flowers are in fluffy terminal spikes.
  • Landscape:
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Songbirds