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Blazing Star
Liatris spicata


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About Blazing Star (Liatris spicata)
Height: Up to 3 ft.
Flower Color: Showy spikes on many tiny purple flowers
Plant Type: Perennial. Returns each spring from same roots, forming expanding clump. Blooms second spring from seed.
Flower Type: Tall spike of clustered tiny flowers
Bloom Time: Mid-season
Is this wildflower invasive? No
Is this wildflower endangered? No
Is this wildflower edible? No
Is this wildflower medicinal? No
What is Blazing Star's native range?
  Indigenous To: Most open areas of North America east of the Mississippi; Canada to Florida and Mexico.
Where Blazing Star is naturalized or can be grown
  Regions: All regions of North America.
  Zones: 3-10
  States:
How to grow Blazing Star (Liatris spicata)
  Soil preference: Needs loose fast-draining soil.
  Sun/Shade: Needs full sun.
  Moisture Requirements: Average moisture, well-drained.
  Instructions: This valued perennial takes some time. From seed, it is quite easy, as long as its native conditions of gritty, loose soil is there. If soil is heavy, it will take longer, since a bulbous root must develop.

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