Phonetic: LY-uh-tris AS-per-uh
Button Blazing Star, named for its wispy button-like blooms, is a member of the aster family. This tough perennial enjoys dry to medium well drained acidic soils. It is tolerant of droughts, rocky soils, heat and humidity. It will not thrive in too rich or too wet conditions. It is a good addition to a cut flower garden with its vibrant purple blooms that open up about the same time.
- Hardiness Zone: 3 - 9
- Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Sun
- Native Northeast Region: NY USDA Plant Database
- Flower Color: Purple
- Bloom Time: July, August, September, October
- Soil Type: Medium - Dry
- Mature Plant Size: 3'H 2'W
- Plant Spacing: 1.5 - 2'
- Host Plant: Glorious Flower Moth, Primrose Moth
- Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
- Advantages: Drought/poor soil with good drainage tolerant, low maintenance
- Landscape Uses: Butterfly gardens, meadows, perennial borders, pollinator gardens, cut flower gardens, cottage gardens
- Companion Plants: Lance leaf coreopsis, Black Eyed Susan, Goldenrods, Yellow Coneflower, Pale Purple Coneflower