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Blazing Star

Blazing Star

Liatris spicata

Featured Plant Category: Pollinator Plants, Rain Gardens

Height: 2 to 4'

Container Size: Quart

Bloom Time: July to August

Bloom Color: Red-Purple

Soil Moisture: Medium to Wet

Soil Type: Average, medium, well-drained.

Light Requirements: Full sun

Hardiness Zone: 3,4,5,6,7,8

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Liatris spicata, or Blazing star, is a tall, upright, clump-forming perennial native to moist meadows and marshes. It gets puffy, feathery, deep purple flowers in the summer, attracting bees, birds, and butterflies. Namely it is a host plant to the lovely Schinia gloriosa, or the Glorious Flower Moth, which is able to camouflage itself on the flower stalk. While it prefers wet soil, it is tolerant of clay soils and drought. This makes it an excellent plant to use in rain gardens. It looks lovely as a massed perennial border in cottage style or native gardens as well as prairie type areas. Overall this is a stunning, low maintenance addition to any garden!


Additional information


2 to 4'

Container Size


Bloom Time

July to August

Bloom Color


Soil Moisture

Medium to Wet

Soil Type

Average, medium, well-drained.

Light Requirements

Full sun

Hardiness Zone


Shipping Information

At Direct Native Plants, we take many precautions to make sure your plants will arrive in the best condition possible.

Our perennials are grown in a 4” quart-sized pot. These plants are then cut back to fit our packaging, placed in a protective clamshell container (made from recycled materials), and then shipped to you in a cardboard box. PLEASE NOTE: Perennials can be shipped in bundles up to 6. After that we start a new package, so keep this in mind if you’re trying to get the best shipping rates.

Trees and shrubs are grown in a 7” tall container (referred to as a 1-gallon pot), and depending on the species will be between 12” and 36”. We bag the root section of these plants to prevent them from drying out in transit and ship them in a tall cardboard box. PLEASE NOTE: Trees and shrubs can be shipped in bundles up to 4. After that we start a new package, so keep this in mind if you’re trying to get the best shipping rates.

Direct Native Plants now ships via FedEx. Orders ship out Monday through Wednesday of each week, and depending on how close you are to our nursery in Maryland, shipping will take anywhere from 1-4 business days.