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Liatris spicata

dense blazing star, prairie gay feather

Blazing star is a standout garden and wetland plant, with dense, purple-blue flower heads in midsummer and remarkable versatility in terms of environmental conditions. Great for native bees and butterflies.

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Height: 12-24 in
Spread: 12-18 in
Hardiness Zone: 3-9


Bloom Color: Purple

Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Species
Exposure
Sun
Part Shade
Soil Moisture
Average
Wet
Ecoregion
(58) Northeastern Highlands
Ornamental Interest
Summer Bloom
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Bees
Attracts Songbirds
Tolerance
Urban Environment
Compaction Tolerant
Additional Attributes
Low Maintenance


North American Distribution


dense blazing star Liatris spicata from New England Wild Flower Society
(c) 2019 Charles Brun