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Liatris novae-angliae

New England blazing star (Liatris scariosa var. novae-angliae)

The only blazing-star truly native to New England, this species is native to dry, sandy, disturbed soils, and produces tall stems with flowers forming separate "buttons" alternating up the spike. Perfect in dry, sunny gardens with Asclepias and Monarda to attract butterflies.

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Height: 12-42 in
Spread: 10-14 in
Hardiness Zone: 3-8


Bloom Color: Purple

Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Species
Exposure
Sun
Part Shade
Soil Moisture
Average
Dry
Ecoregion
(84) Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
(83) Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands
(58) Northeastern Highlands
Ornamental Interest
Summer Bloom
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Pollinator Powerhouse Plant
Host Plant
Attracts Songbirds
Attracts Bees
Tolerance
Compaction Tolerant
Urban Environment
Drought Tolerant
Additional Attributes
Low Maintenance


North American Distribution


New England blazing star - Liatris novae-angliae from Native Plant Trust
New England blazing star - Liatris novae-angliae from Native Plant Trust
New England blazing star - Liatris novae-angliae from Native Plant Trust