Liatris spp.

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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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Asteraceae (Compositae)

Plant Specifics

Size:variable ft
Life Span:Short-lived perennial
Flower Color:Rose, purple, lavender, pink
Fruit Color:White
Phenology:Winter dormant
Habitats:Scrub, scrubby flatwoods, sandhill, dry flatwoods, mesic flatwoods, wet prairie.


Recommended Uses:Wildflower garden. Choose the species based on drainage and locale.
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- 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
Soil/Substrate:Clay, Loam, Sand



Attacts butterflies and native bees.