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.
- 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, Glorious Flower 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
- Deer Resistant