This Month's Featured Plant
Our featured plant for August is dwarf blazing stars, Liatris microcephala, because it thrives in hot, dry places, and looks great doing it. Just because it is hot out, doesn’t mean your garden has to sulk. Plant this fine textured Liatris in full sun or light shade in average to dry soil. Flowering stalks may get up to 30 inches tall with bright rosy purple flowers, but when not in flower, plants look like small clumps of grass. So dwarf Liatris does double duty both as a flowering and as a texture plant. Good companions are Talinum or fameflower, Solidago ‘Golden Fleece’, and Sunrise coneflower.
Good companions for dwarf blazing stars
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All our plant descriptions include the temperature zones in which each will thrive. Look at our Hardiness Zone map to determine which zone number matches your location.