(Liatris scar.): (5 pt) 1-4’ upright leafy maroon stalks. 10-40 bold fluffy button-shape rose-purple blooms, opens from top down; several weeks, Aug. to frost. 10” bottom leaves, shorten to 3” at top. Fluffy gold seedheads, Oct. into winter. Dry/medium, likes sandy soils; long-lived/tough. Borders, meadows, strong vertical, bouquets. Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Birds.
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