Liatris microcephala 'White Sprite' produces clumps of multiple stems of fine feathery leaves that are heavily sprinkled with starry white bloom tufts in late summer to early fall. Commonly known as Dwarf Blazing Star, Liatris 'White Sprite' is a compact plant that is refined enough for the border. It is long blooming and will re-bloom if cut back.
Like other Liatris species, it will attract butterflies, bees, hummingbirds and finches. Also known a Appalachian Blazing Star, Liatris microcephala is native to parts of the southeastern United States, where is can be found in dry sandy prairies, on rocky outcrops, in open woodlands and sunny meadows, as well as on sandy stream banks.
Liatris 'White Sprite' prefers full sun to light shade and moist to average, poor soil. Good drainage is important, particularly in winter! It is tolerant of harsh growing conditions including heat, humidity and drought. It is an uncommon perennial whose flower spikes open from the top down.