Liatris microcephala is a small, upright, clump-forming perennial native to the southern Appalachian Mountains, which typically grows to only 60cm tall.
Flower spikes are adorned with rounded, fluffy, deep rose-purple flower heads above erect, leafy flower stalks and narrow, grass-like leaves. Flowers usually open from top to bottom on the spikes.
A very drought tolerant plant whose compact nature makes it a good filler plant for hot dry borders in the smaller garden and would also give a very pleasing display in those pots that tend to be forgotten about at watering time. Easy to grow on well drained soil and can tolerate very hot dry poor conditions once established.
Well drained, dry