Dense Blazing-star


Common Name: Dense Blazing-star

Latin Name: Liatris spicata

Type: Wildflower

Exposure: Full Sun

Soil: Sand-Loam-Clay

Moisture: Dry-Slightly Moist


Description: Feathery spikes of pink-purple flowers offer an abundance of nectar for pollinators and make for excellent cut flowers. Grows 60-150 cm tall. Grass-like leaves form a mound at the base of the plant. Expect blooms August-September.

Planting Notes: Avoid planting in low-lying areas where plants may get waterlogged over winter and not survive. Divide clumps in the fall every few years, or as needed.