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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

We now ship from two locations!

Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.

Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.

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