Liatris chapmanii

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Chapman's Blazing-star, Chapman's Gayfeather

Asteraceae (Compositae)

Plant Specifics

Size:2-4 ft tall by narrow spike ft wide
Life Span:Short-lived perennial
Flower Color:Rose, purple
Phenology:Winter dormant. Perennial sprouting back from corms. Blooms summer-fall with the peak being in September-October.
Noted for:Showy flowers


Recommended Uses:Wildflower garden.
Availability:Native nurseries, Seed
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Sand
Soil pH:Adaptable



Attracts butterflies and bees.

Leafcutting bees from the family Megachilidae have been observed visiting the flowers at the Archbold Biological Station.

Native Habitats:Fatwoods, scrubby flatwoods, scrub, dunes, beach strands, sand ridges, fields and roadsides, sandhill. Pyrophytic.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8A 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures