Prairie Blazing Star, Liatris pycnostachya
Liatris pycnostachya

Prairie Blazing Star

Very popular for its crowded flower heads; attractive to native pollinators and butterflies.

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General Product Information
  • Species:
    Prairie Blazing Star
  • Species Type:
    Native
  • Product Categories:
  • Characteristics:
    Multi-stemmed; corm-forming; spike-like flowers.
  • Habitat:
    Moist or dry prairies, open woods.
  • Life Cycle:
    Perennial
  • Bloom Period:
    July to September
  • Flower Color:
    Purple
  • Typical Height:
    4.9 ft
  • Minimum Root Depth:
    14 in
  • pH:
    6.0 – 8.5
Indicator Regions
  • Northcentral & Northeast:
    FAC
  • Midwest
    FAC
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont:
    FACU
  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain
    FACU
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Tolerances
  • Shade:
    Full Sun
  • Drought:
    Moderate
  • Salt:
    Low
Seed Information
  • Approximate seeds per lb:
    120,000
  • Seeding rate per acre in a mix:
    Up to 1 lb
  • Truax Seedbox:
    Fine

$360.00/lb

Description

Corm-forming species; very popular for its crowded flower heads; attractive to native pollinators and butterflies.

Additional information

BloomPeriodSrchTrm

Summer/Fall

ColorSearchTerms

Purple

FoliageColor

Green

IndicatorRegion1

FAC

IndicatorRegion2

FAC

IndicatorRegion3

FACU

IndicatorRegion4

FACU

LifeCycle

Perennial

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