Liatris chapmanii

Photo by Shirley Denton, Suncoast Chapter. Photograph belongs to the photographer who allows use for FNPS purposes only. Please contact the photographer for all other uses.

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

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

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


Recommended Uses:Wildflower garden.
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
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 Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray



Attracts butterflies and bees.

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