Blazing Star, Liatris 'Violet Floristan' - Pack of 12 Corms


Spikes of fluffy purple flowers bloom throughout the summer. Liatris spicata ‘Floristan Violet’ is often adorned with happy butterflies.  It grows well in well-drained soils and makes a great cut flower. An upright clump-forming plant that towers with violet flower spikes, it is visually spectacular when massed together along a border or as a garden accent.  It is easily grown, hardy and disease resistant. It boasts masses of beautiful spikes of violet flowers rising above the foliage from mid summer to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting and the grassy leaves remain green in color throughout the season.

This plant brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to the yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer, who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It is self-seeding, which makes it an excellent choice for naturalizing, woodland gardens and mass plantings. In more formal beds care must be taken to prevent unwanted spread - snip seed heads once the flowers fade. Excellent in containers. Also known as gayfeather.

  • Planting depth: 4 inches
  • Corms per square foot: 5
  • Blooms from mid-summer to fall
  • Attracts butterflies
  • Attracts hummingbirds
  • Deer Resistant
  • Great container plant
  • Great cut flower
  • Winter Hardy
  • Hardy in zones 2-9
  • Light Requirements: Full to partial sun
  • Color: Purple
  • Liatris spicata 'Violet Floristan'


We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different growing conditions may affect height, bloom time, and color.