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Liatris cylindracea

Also called Barrelhead Gayfeather, Cylindrical Blazing star


Liatris cylindracea - Ontario Blazing Star

More About Liatris cylindracea

  • Tubular, fluffy, rose-purple flowers
  • Average flower stalks have 15-25 loosely spaced blooms
  • Blooms open at the top of the spike and then slowly open downward
  • Narrow, dark green, grass-like foliage, 20 cm long
  • Good cut or dried flower
  • Attracts birds and butterflies
  • Bloom Time: July to September
  • Flower Height: 30-40 cm
  • Flower Size: 2.5 cm

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Zone:

4

Height:

20-25 cm

Spread:

15-30 cm

Colour:

Purple,Mauve-lilac
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Ontario Blazing Star Growing and Maintenance Tips

Thrives in full sun, poor soils and dry conditions and  is often seen growing on hills or slopes. Drought tolerant, it will also grow in a loamy soil if the site is well-drained. 


Liatris cylindracea Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Summer

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Roadside planting
Naturalizing
Border/edging