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Liatris microcephala

Dwarf Blazingstar

Plant Type:


Liatris microcephala - Nice full plants. Dwarf Blazing Star rises on narrow rich green wands and display up and down the stems purple in late August well into September. Also known as Appalachian Blazing Star the purple flowers draw all manner of butterflies and bees. In our sloping stone garden wending around and between boulders Small Head Gayfeather, yet another common moniker, contrasts with Sedum 'Hab Gray', Sedum 'Purple Emperor', Dianthus and Eschscholzia californica, better known as California Poppy. All of these pitted against small and large prickly pears, Sedum acre, Sempervivum and Jovibarba. It's all very rich, satisfying and low maintenance. Hative to southern Appalachia. Full sun in well-drained, scrabbled and impoverished land. Established potted perennial from division.



18-24 in


10-15 in


Item Description Price  
LIAMIC Liatris microcephala (3.5 inch Square Press Fit Pot Extra Deep – 1.52 pints / 720 ml.) $11.00 Buy Now

Characteristics and Attributes for Liatris microcephala

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Mid to Late Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn

Nature Attraction

  • Honey Bees & Native Bees
  • Deer Resistant


  • Full Sun


  • Border
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Rock Garden
  • Natural Garden
  • Wildlife Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium


  • Scrabbled
  • Average
  • Sandy
  • Calcareous
  • Draining
  • Impoverished


  • Appalachia

Propagated By

  • By Seed / Potted
  • Division