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Liatris microcephala 'White Sprite'

White Sprite Appalachian Blazing Star

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Item #: 10605

Zones: 4b to 8b, possibly colder

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 24" tall

Culture: Sun

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.