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Liatris spicata - Blazing Star

Perennials

Liatris spicata

Blazing Star

Liatris spicata, also known as Blazing Star, is a tall, upright, clump-forming perennial featuring spikes of rounded, fluffy, deep purple flower heads appearing atop erect, leafy stalks. One or more stalks arise from a tuft of narrow, grass-like leaves. A Southern Missouri native that is drought tolerant, attracts butterflies and bees, and makes excellent cut flowers.

Additional:

MSD Stormwater BMP Native plant used in Bioretention & Organic Filters-Formal applications

Nectar source for the following butterflies--Cabbage White, Giant Swallowtail, Gray Hairstreak, Gulf Fritillary, Little Grassywing, Monarch, Painted Lady, Sachem Skipper, Silver Spotted Skipper

Blazing Star Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Generally performs better in moist soils but is intolerant of wet soils in winter.

Height:

24-48 Inches

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Spread:

12-18 Inches

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Hardiness Zone:

3 - 8

Characteristics & Attributes for Liatris spicata

Exposure
Sun
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Average
Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Songbirds
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Attributes
Native
Drought Tolerant
Border or Bed
Specimen
Cut Flower
Focal Point
Mass Planting
Great Companion Plants for Liatris spicata
Tickseed Tickseed (Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam')
Coneflower Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea 'Mellow Yellows')
Pale Coneflower Pale Coneflower (Echinacea pallida )
Coneflower Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan')
English Lavender English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote')
Larkspur Larkspur (Delphinium Delphina™ 'Light Blue White Bee')
Butterfly Weed Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa 'Hello Yellow')
Little Bluestem Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium )
Purple Prairie Clover Purple Prairie Clover (Dalea purpurea )
Larkspur Larkspur (Delphinium Delphina™ 'Dark Blue White Bee')
Tickseed Tickseed (Coreopsis 'Uptick™ Gold & Bronze')
Common Milkweed Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca )
Blanket Flower Blanket Flower (Gaillardia aristata 'Arizona Red Shades')
Yellow Coneflower Yellow Coneflower (Echinacea paradoxa )
Snow Drop Anemone Snow Drop Anemone (Anemone 'sylvestris')
Yarrow Yarrow (Achillea millefolium 'New Vintage Violet')
Blue Grama Grass Blue Grama Grass (Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition')
Yarrow Yarrow (Achillea millefolium 'New Vintage Red')
Similar Plants to Liatris spicata
Speedwell Speedwell (Veronica spicata 'Royal Candles')
Blazing Star Blazing Star (Liatris ligulistylis )