Prairie Blazing Star, Liatris Seeds


Prairie Blazing Star, Liatris Seeds


The Prairie Blazing Star Liatris is an excellent variety that attracts butterflies, bees and hummingbirds and matures to 4' in wet to mesic soil conditions. This beautiful variety is the perfect cut flower! Like many Liatris species, when it begins to bloom it starts at the top and works its way down. This is an excellent Liatris species to plant in wet-medium prairies and perennial gardens.
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Botanical Name

Liatris spicata

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100 seeds

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Growing Instructions

Learning Download: How to Grow Liatris

Liatris is a perennial that can reach up to 5 feet tall and typically bloom with purple flowers that attracts hummingbirds, bees and butterflies to the garden. It originates from the United States.

Before Planting: Add compost or fertilizer to the garden prior to planting.

Planting: Sow seeds outdoors in the fall eight weeks before the first frost. Sow seeds 1/4 inch deep and 12 inches apart.

Watering: Begin watering once spring arrives and water at the base of the plant.

Fertilizer: After the winter season and during Liatris’ first year f growth, use a balanced liquid fertilizer in the spring and in the summer.

Days to Maturity: Flowers will bloom in the second season.

Harvesting: To harvest as a cut flower, cut the Liatris when half of its blooms have already opened.

Tips: Liatris may need to be divided every few years to better its growth. Divisions should be made in the fall after the plants die back.

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