Blazing star liatris (Liatris spicata Floristan) Common Names: Blazing Star, Liatris, Gay Feather. Zone: Full to Partial Sun HT: inches (tall). Blooms Early Summer-Late Fall Excellent cut flowers, attracts butterflys and hummingbirds, deer resistant.
Tuck this early blooming bee balm into the front of your flower border to create a colorful swath of magenta purple flowers. Butterflies and hummingbirds adore Leading Lady Plum monarda! Hardy to zone 4 too.
Bee Balm - It grows over 6 feet tall, smells great, self seeds and attracts hummingbirds. Add a leaf or two to black tea for that distinctive Earl grey flavor. I love the pop of color and the fact that it attracts hummingbirds!