Short-Leaf Blazing Star, Shortleaf Gayfeather
Liatris tenuifolia

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Liatris (ly-AT-riss) (Info)
Species: tenuifolia (ten-yoo-ih-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)

Category:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

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Hardiness:

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Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

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Bloom Color:

Violet/Lavender

Purple

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Deciduous

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Apopka, Florida

Ellenton, Florida

Green Cove Springs, Florida

Sebring, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Oct 23, 2010, dogdays from Sebring, FL wrote:

The pictures by Floridian are not L. tenuifolia, which has stiff grass-like leaves that are evergreen (not deciduous). See: http://www.alabamaplants.com/Pinkalt/Liatris_tenuifolia_page... for good pix. The best place to research FL plants is: http://florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=3310# If you look at the specimen details, this will also give an idea of when seed is available, which should be early Nov. this year (2010).

Easily grown from seed. Cotyledons are surprisingly round like peas. Started in greenhouse last winter which resulted in blooming plant... read more