Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Dwarf Blazing Star, Ontario Blazing Star

Dwarf Blazing Star, Ontario Blazing Star 

Liatris cylindracea

Full sun, moderately dry to dry moisture level, sandy or rocky soil, slightly acid to slightly alkaline pH.  1 ½ to 2 ft. height, blooms summer to fall, rose purple flowers, will re-seed.

Germination Code:  C(60)

Native Region:  Only occurs in 7 counties —  Decatur, Rutherford, Franklin, Marion, Rhea, Meigs, & Roane counties.

Designated a “Threatened Species” in Tennessee.  Easy to grow but slow to establish from seed.  Good flower for rock gardens.  Attracts butterflies, bees and hummingbirds.


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