Chapman's Blazing Star
Item #: 16870
Zones: 7a to 9b, probably colder
Height: 36" tall
Origin: United States
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
Liatris chapmanii, named for southeastern US plant explorer, A.W. Chapman, is an endemic to a small region along the borders of Georgia, Alabama, and south into much of Florida, where it occurs in sandy scrub land. The 2-3' tall stalks of 3" long, narrow foliage is topped, starting for us, in mid-September with spikes of tightly-clustered small purple flowers...one of the later blazing stars to flower. We have succeeded with Liatris chapmanii in our full sun crevice garden, since excellent drainage is essential.