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Dense Blazing Star - Liatris spicata

Regular price $6.00

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Phonetic: LY-uh-tris spi-KAY-tuh

Dense Blazing Star produces purple flower stalks late in the season after other blazing stars are finished blooming. Liatris spicata is native to moist meadows and marsh margins and a popular choice for butterfly gardens, water feature margins, rain gardens, and naturalized moist gardens. Butterflies, bees and hummingbirds all visit this plant, and is a host plant for the rare Glorious Flower Moth (Schinia gloriosa).

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-10
  • Native Northeast Region: USDA Database
  • Sun Exposure: Full, Partial
  • Flower Color: Purple
  • Bloom Time: July, August
  • Soil Type: Moist
  • Mature Plant Size: 2-4'H, 1-1.5'W
  • Plant Spacing: 1'
  • Host Plant: Three-lined Flower Moth, Blazing Star Borer Moth 
  • Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds 
  • Advantages: Cut flowers, low maintenance, tolerates - drought, clay soil, heat, and humidity
  • Landscape Uses: Butterfly gardens, cottage gardens, perennial borders, prairies, rain gardens
  • Companion Plants: Big Blue Stem, Cardinal Flower, New England Aster, Purple Coneflower, Rose Milkweed, Sneezeweed