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Blazing Star, or Liatris spicata, is a perennial plant hardy in zones 3-9. Although native to the Eastern North American prairie, the plant survives in nearly any soil condition that affords good drainage.
This perennial is a low-maintenance plant that requires minimal watering. The plant does best in full sun environments, is drought tolerant, and will not wilt under intense sun or heat.
The plant can stand between 24 and 48 inches tall at maturity, making it a great plant to add height to your garden. Once established, the Blazing star will regrow in your garden each year with little work.
The growth cycle of the Blazing Star lasts, on average, between 70-90 days from planting to bloom. It blooms mid to late summer and will remain in bloom for 4 to 6 weeks.
Blooms begin at the top of the plant first and open down the plant as they bloom. This perennial is a durable plant known for being easy to propagate. It is often referred to as an ornamental plant and can be used in flower bouquets.
It is distinctive for growing to a tall, grass-like state. When in bloom, the top section of the plant is covered in small, spiky, and bold purple or pink bottlebrush flowers.
The lower portion of the plant is covered with green leaves along the stalk. The plant provides color in the garden year-round. The plant blooms during the season and turns from green to bronze in autumn. They can be grown alone, in flower beds, or in containers. The plant is deer resistant and is known for attracting bees and butterflies. The plant is otherwise immune to the effects of bugs and most other pests.
The plant is a part of the daisy family and is characterized by a long stem that boasts hundreds of tiny purple flowers. It is a perennial—the flower blooms in late Spring and early Summertime. The plant usually grows up to 5 ft. tall.
Its leaves are grass-like and grow in bunches. The flowers attract butterflies, bees, and even birds; Some varieties come in white rather than purple flowers. The stems are thick and dark green. It can reach up to two feet wide.
This perennial grows in zones 3 through 9. Cultivating the plant is relatively simple, native to the United States. It grows well in USDA hardiness zones 3-9. This perennial should be grown in full sun or partial shade.
Your results will be a hundred times better if you plant it in full sun rather than the partial sun. You don't need the most delicate soil to grow this plant. The plant grows in any soil as long as it drains moisture well. Avoid adding compost to the soil.
This plant needs arid and well-draining soil. The primary use of this plant is that it provides vibrant blossoms and flowers in a time of Summer when every other type of plant has wilted away. While all your flowers have bloomed and passed, this plant will be in its prime with bright purple glory.
You can use this plant as a privacy barrier, planting many in a line. They grow tall so that they can provide privacy from outsiders. They can form a wall to insulate your garden.
You should also plant this plant as the centerpiece of a garden because its blooms are outstanding in appearance. You can also plant it underneath a tree whose foliage is not too thick. That is because you don't want the foliage to block out the sun for the plant.
Posted by Miele on Jun 22, 2022
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We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.