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Dotted Blazing Star, Dotted Gayfeather
Full sun, moderately dry to dry moisture level, adapted to a wide range of soils including clay, slightly acid to neutral pH. 2 ft. height, blooms late summer to fall, purple flowers, spreads slowly by seed.
Germination Code: C(60)
Native Region: ?
“Dotted” refers to the speckled leaves. Long taproot makes this species the most drought tolerant of the liatris. Moist, fertile soil causes plants to flop over. Long-lived plant. Attracts butterflies, bees and birds.