Dense Blazing Star (Liatris spicata)
Image: North Creek Nurseries
Liatris spicata, or the Dense Blazing Star, is an upright native pernnial featuring dense spikes covered in pink-purple tassels. It grows up to 5' tall and the foliage appears in fine clumps. Pollinators including butterflies, bees, moths, and hummingbirds are attracted during its blooming period through June-September. Stalks continue throughout the winter and seeds provide forage for birds and small mammals. It is tolerant to heavy clay, droughts, poor soils, and sometimes droughts.
Plant in average to moist, organically rich soils in full sun or partial shade. Propagate by seed or divide tubers during spring or fall. Although Dense Blazing Stars has the moist moisture tolerant of their genus, avoid situating plants in wet areas as it can die out in the winter.
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