Dense Blazing Star
Liatris spicata
Family: Asteraceae
Flowering Time: July to August
Flower Color: Red-purple
Growth Habit: moist low grounds, meadows, marsh margins
Zones:  3 to 8
Environment: Full sun
Plant Height: 2 to 4 feet
Spread: 0.75 to 1.5 feet
Tolerates: Drought, Clay soil
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Native Range: Eastern US
Other uses: Attracts birds and butterflies, Showy