Dense Blazing Star - Liatris spicata
Perennial Open Pollinated. Unusual perennial with erect spikes of purple flowers reaching 18". Flowers are grown commercially for the cut flower trade. Do not plant too deeply; this species requires light to germinate. Pack covers approximately 10 sq ft if broadcast.
Flowers: Good cut flower. Blooms in late summer
Attracts: Attracts beneficial insects
Soil: Requires gritty, loose soil
Native: Eastern US
USDA Zone: 3-10
Plant In: Fall or Spring
Planting Depth: 1/16"
Days to Germinate: 20-45 Days
Height At Maturity: 2'-3'
Sun/Shade Requirements: Full Sun
Water Needs: Moderate Water
Perennial Native Liatris spicata Height: 24-36 Bloom Season: Summer Seeding Rate: Use 125 seeds/sq ft (~425 seeds/pack)