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Liatris spicata

Also called Prairie Gayfeather, Spike Gayfeather


Liatris spicata - Dense Blazing Star - Photo courtesy of Sean James Consulting & Design

More About Liatris spicata

  • AKA Liatris callilepis
  • Round, fluffy, violet-purple flowers
  • Blooms open at the top of the spike and then slowly open downward
  • Narrow, dark green, grass-like foliage, 35 cm long
  • Good cut or dried flower
  • Attracts birds and butterflies
  • Bloom Time: July to August
  • Flower Height: 75-90 cm
  • Flower Size: 2.5 cm

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Zone:

3

Height:

30-50 cm

Spread:

25-45 cm

Colour:

Violet,Purple (deep)
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Dense Blazing Star Growing and Maintenance Tips

Use in mass in a perennial border, in native plant or cottage gardens. Taller plants may require staking. Easily grown in an average, medium, well-drained soil, in full sun. It is intolerant of a wet, winter site. 


Liatris spicata 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

Summer

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Border/edging
Roadside planting
Naturalizing