Gayfeather Details


  • Also Known As: Blazing Star, Kansas Gayfeather, Texas Gayfeather
  • Botanical Name: Liatris spp.
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun
  • Water Demand: Low
  • Landscape Use: Deer Resistant, Moon Garden/Night Accent, Salt Tolerant
  • Ornamental Value: Pink, Purple, White
  • Native/Adapted: Native
  • Wildlife Value: Bees, Birds, Butterflies (nectar source)
  • Season: Summer, Fall
  • Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
  • Plant Form: Spreading
  • Plant Spread: 2'
  • Plant Height: 3'


Several varieties are native. Flower spikes are 6 to 10 inches long. While it should be watered regularly, it tolerates dry soil.

Perennial Care Guide

Gayfeather Photos