Liatris pycnostachya

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PRAIRIE BLAZING STAR

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Pink-purple (occasionally white) flowers in upright spikes.  July – August.  3 – 4′ tall.  Full sun.  Moist & dry soil tolerant.  Good cut flower.  Deer resistant.  Attracts songbirds & butterflies.  Borders, meadows, under downspouts.  Considered the best Liatris species for borders and formal gardens.  Midwestern U.S. native.  Zone 3.