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Liatris spicata - Gayfeather from Pleasant Run Nursery

Liatris spicata

Blazing Star

Pollinator magnet and an ecologically valuable resource for wildlife! Liatris spicata, a Mid-Atlantic native perennial, is as gorgeous as it is hearty in the landscape. Vertical spikes of dense, feathery purple flowers appear in midsummer atop deep green basal foliage, from July to August, and are a favorite nectar source for various butterflies, bees, and even hummingbirds. Known commonly as Blazing Star for its tiny star-shaped flowers, Liatris spicata is the perfect solution for brightening up the rain garden, cut flower garden, native perennial border, or any full sun spot that tends to retain some soil moisture. Following the summertime bloom period, fluffy seedheads persist on the plant and may be visited by foraging songbirds. Blazing Star is a larval host for the Liatris Flower Moth as well as the Liatris Borer Moth.

Height

36 Inches

Spread

12 Inches

Bloom Color

Purple

USDA Hardiness Zone

3
Current Availability
Qty Avail Description Comments Future Crop Future Crop Ready Date
0 Liatris spicata #1 (NATIVE-rosy lavender) 300 5/15/2024
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Cut Flower
Deer Resistant
Native
Native - Straight Species
Rain Garden Plants
Soil Conditions
Average
Moist
Bloom Time
Summer
Exposure
Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Pollinators
Food Source for Wildlife
Foliage Color
Green
Companion Plants to Liatris spicata
Windflower Anemone canadensis
Windflower