Plant Library

Liatris Ligulistylis

Common Name: Liatris

Botanical Name: Liatris

Variety: Ligulistylis

Blossom Color: Rose-Purple

Bloom Time: Aug-Sep

Zone: 3 to 8

Exposure: Full Sun

Mature Height: 3-5'

Mature Width: 1-2'

Notes: Known to be a Monarch magnet, this species blooms as they prepare to migrate, providing nutrition for the journey. Pom-pom shaped clusters of rosy purple flowers open all at once on terminal spikes. An upright clumping form; shorter in poor, dry soils and taller in fertile ones. Tolerant of heat and humidity but not winter wetness. Native to central U.S. and Canada.