Liatris pycnostachya
(prairie blazing star)
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Category: Herbaceous Plants

Photo Credits: Sally and Andy Wasowski, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Additional Species:

L. lancifolia (lanceleaf blazing star) grows 24 to 36 inches tall; adapted to wet ditches and sand-loam soil; difficult to find in trade

Height: 36 – 48 inches


Spread:  18 inches


Location: Bottom, Sides


Native Status: NE


Comments & Cautions:
tallest Liatris species, tends to flop and may need staking


Recommended For:

  • Bioretention and Rain Gardens

This plant prefers that the level of moisture in your soil be: Wet or Moist

This plant prefers Sand or Loam or Clay soil.

The plant DOES NOT have a salt tolerance.


Bloom and Interest Season:

Jan
Feb
Mar
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June
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Aug
Sept
Oct
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Dec

Plant Form

mounded foliage, upright and curved flower stems

Foliage

narrow leaves, mostly at base of plant; medium texture

Flowers

fluffy, deep, rose-purple flowers crowded on dense spikes; bloom top to bottom; July-August

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