The vertical flower clusters go well with rough blazing star (Liatris aspera). This is one of Missouri's best plants for bees. Its common name describes it well.
Uses: Bees, butterflies
Bloom time: September - October
Height: 24 to 48 inches
Space: 18 to 24 inches
Sun: Full sun to light shade
Moisture: Dry to average
Seed: The small seeds will benefit from exposure to light, so don't bury them. Typically, they need at least 4 - 6 weeks of cold moist stratification to break dormancy and germinate. The following seeding rates will deposit about 30 seeds per square foot.