Blazing Star

 

Native to North America Blazing Star is a popular cut flower with stalks of furry blossoms in pink, purple or white and bronze foliage late in the season offers fall interest. They grow quite tall and may require staking to keep them upright. The plants should be divided every 3-4 years in the Spring.

Blazing Star, Gay Feather

Liatris spicata 

  • Light Exposure: Sun
  • Soil Type: Moist, well draining
  • Height: 2-5′
  • Width: 1-2′
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Bloom Colour: Pink, purple, white
  • Foliage Colour: Green, grass-like
  • Pests and Disease: Root knot, nematodes
  • Landscape Uses: Beds, borders
  • Special Features: Attractive foliage, cut flowers, attracts hummingbirds and butterflies, drought tolerant
  • Zone: 3-9

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