Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Liatris microcephala 'White Sprite'
White Sprite Appalachian Blazing Star
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Item #: 10605
Zones: 4b to 8b, possibly colder
Height: 24" tall
Origin: United States
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)
Liatris microcephala 'White Sprite', the winner of the 2010 Great Plants for Great Plains program, is a superb white-flowered selection of the typically lavender-flowered Southern Appalachian native blazing star. Liatris microcephala forms a 2' tall x 3' wide deciduous mound of radial spikes, each clothed with very narrow green foliage, which gives a delightfully airy appearance. Starting for us in late June, the top half of the spike opens with small white flowers, creating a frothy, see-thru appearance that's great in textural garden design, as well as being a favorite for butterflies. This very drought tolerant perennial prefers well-drained sunny sites, particularly during the winter.
Flower Color: White/Cream
Leaf Color: Green
Bloom Time: Summer
Garden Themes: Cottage Garden Plants , Rock Garden Plants , White Garden
Other: Drought Tolerant Plants , North American Native Plants , North Carolina Native Plants , United States Native Plants , Plants Retiring This Year