Saturday, July 07, 2012

White Blazing Star

Blazing Star
Liatris spicata 'Alba'
(ly-AT-riss) (spi-KAH-tuh)
Synonyms: Button Snakeroot

This seems to be an under used very hardy perennial. The bottlebrush type flowers are borne in spikes providing a great vertical accent in the border. The ‘normal’ color is kind of a pinky-purple and the white type is seen less. For the most part they are low maintenance plants that don’t need staking and are reliable summer bloomers.

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