Liatris scariosa

Common name: Savanna Blazing Star

Native plant

Like other Liatris species, Savanna Blazing Star has a tall central stalk that terminates in a raceme up to 18" long that flowers from top to bottom.  Individual flowers are purple and about 1 inch across, slightly larger than other Liatris flowers. Blooms occur late summer to mid fall and last a month to a month and a half. The leaves of are slightly broader than other Liatris species and are rough to the touch.  This plant may require some staking, especially if placed in part sun conditions.  The corms are a favorite treat of voles and other small mammals and are frequently dug up and eaten over winter.


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Price Level: 
Perennial- Standard
Sizing Options: 
Flat of 32 (plugs)
Flat of 18 (pints)
1 Gallon


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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry), Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun / Part Shade

Bloom period


Urban environment

Uncompacted Urban Soils


Prairie Grasslands, Savannas

Growth form


Growth rate


Flower color


Fall color

Yellow Orange


Mature height
2 Feet
Mature width
1 Feet
Max height
4 Feet
Max width
2 Feet

Additional information

Butterfly host plant Drought Resistant Pollinator hot spot

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