Liatris gracilis

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

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

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


Recommended Uses:
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
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 Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil/Substrate:Lime rock, Sand



Attracts butterflies and bees.