3 Prairie blazing star
LIATRIS PYCNOSTACHYA, ZONES 3 TO 9
In late summer and autumn, blazing star’s radiant rosepurple flowers spike skyward, providing vivid color in your backyard. This hardy prairie favorite grows up to 4 feet tall, especially in damp environments.
Why we love it: It’s a low-maintenance, plant-itand-leave-it bloom that reseeds readily, and it makes excellent fresh-cut flowers.
Host to: glorious flower moth
3 Giant swallowtail