Though I have been unlucky growing this in my own garden (apparently it is a rare delicacy, voraciously enjoyed by New England woodchucks) I successfully put Liatris spicata in many of my clients gardens. This native to much of the Eastern US is an easy plant. It is a terrific choice for people who aren’t going to dote on it. My recommendations, group it together (at least 3 plants, maybe even 5 or 7) and create a focal point. The tall spikes are great for cutting and the grassy foliage goes well in a modern prairie or cottage style garden.