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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
description:
Purplish mauve fluffy flowers with soft white inner petals from late summer to autumn

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

propagation:
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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