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Liatris aspera (Rough blazing star)

Beginner
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
0.9m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Liatris aspera

Other names

Rough blazing star

Genus

Liatris Liatris

Species

L. aspera - L. aspera is an upright, clump-forming, deciduous perennial with narrowly lance-shaped, dark green leaves and sturdy stems bearing dense spikes of reddish-purple flowers in late summer and early autumn.


Liatris aspera is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect flower stem

Flower

Reddish-purple in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free. Resistant to damage by deer (Deer Resistant B - Seldom Severely Damaged).

Diseases

Generally pest free

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly. Cut to the ground after flowering.

Propagation

May self-seed readily in open conditions.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Liatris aspera (Rough blazing star) will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Beds and borders, Bees (attract & feed bees), Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Gravel, Prairie planting, Rock, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in moderately fertile, well-drained soil in sun. Best in dry, rocky soil. Avoid excessive winter wet. Tolerates heat, drought, and humidity. Resistant to damage by deer.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Liatris aspera

Other names

Rough blazing star

Genus

Liatris Liatris

Species

L. aspera - L. aspera is an upright, clump-forming, deciduous perennial with narrowly lance-shaped, dark green leaves and sturdy stems bearing dense spikes of reddish-purple flowers in late summer and early autumn.

Native to

Eastern North America

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect flower stem


Colour

Flower

Reddish-purple in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free. Resistant to damage by deer (Deer Resistant B - Seldom Severely Damaged).

Diseases

Generally pest free

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly. Cut to the ground after flowering.

Propagation

May self-seed readily in open conditions.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Liatris aspera (Rough blazing star) will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Beds and borders, Bees (attract & feed bees), Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Gravel, Prairie planting, Rock, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in moderately fertile, well-drained soil in sun. Best in dry, rocky soil. Avoid excessive winter wet. Tolerates heat, drought, and humidity. Resistant to damage by deer.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

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