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botanical name:
Liatris elegans
Liatris elegans © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Pinkscale blazing star
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.90m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: medium
growth habit:
leaf colour: green
flower colour: mauve
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
Purplish mauve fluffy flowers with soft white inner petals from late summer to autumn

Open sunny position and light or ordinary garden soil. Quite drought tolerant.

From seed, sown directly or in containers. Also by division while dormant in late winter or early spring.

other notes:
Native to the eastern parts of USA, from Carolina to Florida.
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