Known to be a Monarch magnet, this species blooms as they prepare to migrate, providing nutrition for the journey. Pom-pom shaped clusters of rosy purple flowers open all at once on terminal spikes. An upright clumping form; shorter in poor, dry soils and taller in fertile ones. Tolerant of heat and humidity but not winter wetness. Native to central U.S. and Canada.
This dwarf Appalachian native wildflower forms a tufted clump of grass-like foliage topped with leafy stalks bearing fluffy, rosy purple flowers that are well-spaced on short spikes. Each woody corm bears multiple stems to fill out the pot nicely. Thrives in sun, heat, humidity, drought and poor soils and attracts pollinators.
This Great Plains and Midwest native Liatris is one of few that performs well in moist and clay soils and is also one of the tallest species. Lilac purple flowers open from rosy purple buds that are tightly bunched on the spikes, providing plenty of food for pollinators. Thrives in sun, heat, and humidity, and attracts pollinators.