Liatris gracilis

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Slender Blazing-star

Asteraceae (Compositae)

Plant Specifics

Size:2-4 ft tall by narrow spike ft wide
Life Span:Short-lived perennial
Flower Color:Rose, purple
Fruit Color:NA
Noted for:Showy flowers


Recommended Uses:
Propagation:Seeds are available through the Florida Wildflowers Growers Cooperative.
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat 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:Lime rock, Sand
Soil pH:Adaptable



Attracts butterflies and bees.

Native Habitats:Mesic to wet flatwoods, seep slopes, bogs, savannas, ditches, secondary woods.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 8A 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures