Devil's Bite (Liatris scariosa var. scariosa) in the Gayfeathers Database

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Liatris scariosa var. scariosa Accepted
Liatris borealis Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 12 -48 inches
Plant Spread: 12 - 18 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Purple
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Corm
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets

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