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Kalimeris incisa 'Blue Star'

Kalimeris incisa 'Blue Star'

Common Name: Kalimeris

Native to northeast Asia (cultivar)

Perfect for dry and clay soils.  Light blue flowers with yellow centers abound throughout summer.  A simple trim and a flush after spent flowers can encourage a fall bloom.  This low maintenance perennial is easy in any sun to …

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Kniphofia uvaria 'Flamenco Mixture'

Kniphofia uvaria 'Flamenco Mixture'

Common Name: Red hot poker

Native to South Africa (cultivar)

Can't just call this a red hot poker as this is going to poke your sense of sight in shades of orange, yellow, cream and of course red.  Not only are the flowers different colors, but they bloom from June to September.   Salt, dr…

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Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote'

Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote'

Common Name: Hidcote Lavender

cultivar

Hidcote is a compact English Lavender.  Deep purple-blue flowers begin in mid-summer and continue into late summer.  Extremely drought tolerant, they prefer well drained soils.  Use flowers fresh or dried.  Excellent in co…

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Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead'

Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead'

Common Name: Munstead Lavender

cultivar

Munstead is an even more compact English Lavender than Hidcote, with flowers that a lighter lavender blue.  Flowering begins in mid-summer and continues into late summer.  Extremely drought tolerant, they prefer well drained soils.…

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Leucanthemum × superbum 'Becky'

Leucanthemum × superbum 'Becky'

Common Name: Becky shasta daisy

cultivar

Easy to grow in full sun to part shade in medium to dry soils.  Deer and rabbit resistant.  Terrific cut flower.  Remove spent flowers to prolong bloom.  Attracts butterflies and other pollinators.  

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Liatris aspera

Liatris aspera

Common Name: Tall, Rough blazing star

Native to North America

Liatris aspera is a showy drought tolerant perennial wildflower.  Plants are up to 5’ tall and unbranched with narrow somewhat grass-like leaves.  In late summer spectacular rosy purple flower spikes are frequented by Mon…

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Liatris ligulistylis

Liatris ligulistylis

Common Name: Rocky Mountain blazing star

Native to North America

Liatris ligulistylis is a showy drought tolerant perennial wildflower.  Plants are generally 1-3’ tall and unbranched with narrow somewhat grass-like leaves.  In late summer spectacular rosy purple flower spikes are frequ…

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Liatris microcephala

Liatris microcephala

Common Name: Appalachian blazing star

Native to North America

A dwarf blazing star, grass-like leaves, many flowering spikes, needs good drainage. Cute.

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Liatris pycnostachya

Liatris pycnostachya

Common Name: Prairie Blazing Star

Native to North America

This blazing star is the tallest Liatris species in cultivation.  Pycnostachya in Greek means crowded, and in this case it references the crowded leaves and flowers.  Some consider this plant too tall for the ornamental border, but exc…

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Liatris scariosa

Liatris scariosa

Common Name: Savanna blazing star

Native to North America

An upright clumping perennial wildflower.  Plants are up to 5’ tall and unbranched with long narrow leaves.  From late summer to early fall, rosy purple spikey flowers arise.  Plants are tough and drought tolerant prospering i…

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Liatris spicata

Liatris spicata

Common Name: Dense blazing star

Native to North America

Liatris spicata is a handsome gayfeather with a tall unbranched habit.  The stems are covered in attractive long narrow leaves.  In summer foliage is topped by rosy-purple spiky flowers and surrounded by a bevy of butterflies.  Plants …

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Liatris spicata 'Floristan Violet'

Liatris spicata 'Floristan Violet'

Common Name: Floristan Violet blazing star

Native to North America (cultivar)

‘Floristan Violet’ is a free flowering gayfeather cultivar.  The stems are covered in attractive long narrow leaves.  In summer foliage is topped by creamy white spiky flowers and surrounded by a bevy of butterf…

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Liatris spicata 'Kobold'

Liatris spicata 'Kobold'

Common Name: Kobold Blazing star

Native to North America (cultivar)

Liatris spicata ‘Kobold’ is a free flowering compact gayfeather cultivar.  The stems are covered in attractive long narrow leaves.  In summer foliage is topped by rosy-purple spiky flowers and surrounded by a bevy o…

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Liatris squarrosa

Liatris squarrosa

Common Name: Scaly blazing star

Native to North America

Liatris squarrosa is a showy drought tolerant perennial wildflower.  Plants are up to 2’ tall with upright or arching stems clothed in narrow grass-like leaves.  In late summer tufted rosy purple flower heads are frequented by…

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Limonium latifolium

Limonium latifolium

Common Name: Sea lavender

Native to Europe

Sun loving non-invasive perennial with lavender to blue flowers, is an excellent cut or dried.  Salt and deer tolerant, it thrives in full sun and well drained soils.  Flower stalks arise from the semi-evergreen basal rosettes from mid …

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Lobelia cardinalis

Lobelia cardinalis

Common Name: Cardinal flower

Native to North America

Lobelia cardinalis is a clump forming perennial wildflower with toothed lance shaped leaves. In late summer stems are topped by spiky racemes of vibrant scarlet florets. The blooms are irresistible to hummingbirds and butterflies. Plants pros…

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Lobelia cardinalis 'New Moon Maroon'

Lobelia cardinalis 'New Moon Maroon'

Common Name: Cardinal flower

Native to North America (cultivar)

Lobelia cardinalis ‘New Moon Maroon’ is a clump forming cultivar of a favorite perennial wildflower.  Foliage is lance shaped with a unique red-purple color.  In late summer stems are topped by spiky racemes of…

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Lobelia siphilitica

Lobelia siphilitica

Common Name: Great Blue Lobelia

Native to North America

Lobelia siphilitica is a clump forming perennial wildflower with toothed lance shaped leaves.  In late summer stems are topped by spiky racemes of intense blue-violet florets.  The blooms entice bees, hummingbirds and butterfli…

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Lythrum alatum

Lythrum alatum

Common Name: winged loosestrife

Native to North America

A native loosestrife with lavender flowers.  Long flowering season from June through September.  Thrives in moist soil in full sun to part shade.  

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